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The master
Paintings & sculptures of Abolhassan Khan Sadighi

July 7, 2005

The prominent Iranian painter and sculptor Master Abolhassan Khan Sadighi was born in the Odlaydjan area of Tehran in 1894.  At the age of seven he went to the Aghdassieh school which was established by Sa'id al-Olamai Laridjani, one of the founders of the modern schools in Iran.  Influenced by his family's encouragement, he entered the Alliance school after finishing his primary education.  There, while learning various subjects, he instinctly was attracted to painting and drawing without any teacher or guidance.  Though still unskilled and without experience, his first paintings and drawings awed the school officials, his parents, and his relatives >>>Full text

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Book of the day

Three volume box set of the Persian Book of Kings
Translated by Dick Davis

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