Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari
Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari was active/lived in Iran, Islamic Republic of. Abul Ghaffari is known for portrait painting.
Biography Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari
The master painter Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari was born in 1812 in Kashan. Ghaffari joined a family who had been practicing art for generations. At age fifteen he was apprenticed to Mihr 'Ali, assuming the role of official court painter for Muhammad Shah. From 1845-50, he studied painting in Italy and upon his return he was promoted to naqqash bashi. Ghaffari was a master draughtsman whose naturalistic style introduced an emotional realism to Qajar portraiture, combining influences from European Renaissance works whilst retaining the traditional Persian approach in his attention to detail and pattern. In 1861, Ghaffari was appointed Sani' al-Mulk and assumed responsibilities including directing the Dar al-Funun college of art, the illustration of
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