Persian illustrator. Active during the reign of the Safavid shah ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66), Afzal produced manuscript illustrations and single pages for albums in different styles. Most of the 62 paintings he made for the voluminous copy (St Petersburg, Saltykov-Shchedrin Pub. Lib., Dorn 333) of Firdawi’s ...
Sheila R. Canby
Persian illustrator, illuminator and calligrapher
. The grandson and pupil of
Illustrator and painter. According to the Safavid chronicler Dust Muhammad, ‛Abd al-Hayy trained under Shams al-Din at Baghdad during the reign of the Jalayirid sultan Uways I (reg 1356–74) and became the leading painter under his son Ahmad (reg 1382–1410), who was also ‛Abd al-Hayy’s pupil. When Timur took Baghdad, ‛Abd al-Hayy was sent to Samarkand, either in ...
Lebanese, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active also active in France.
Born 1962, in Saïda.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, portraits.
This artist is a self-taught book and magazine illustrator who divides his time between Beirut and Paris. He has exhibited drawings and paintings at one-man shows in Beirut (since ...
Persian illustrator. Khwaja ‛Ali of Tabriz is named as illuminator and illustrator in the colophon to a fine copy (Istanbul, Tokapı Pal. Lib., H. 781) of Nizami’s Khamsa (‘Five poems’), completed in 1445–6 for Ismat al-Dunya, the wife of the Timurid prince Muhammad Juki. The artist is probably to be identified with the ‘portraitist’ of that name who, according to ...
Sheila S. Blair
Persian illustrator. According to the Safavid chronicler Qazi Ahmad, during the lifetime of the famous painter
Persian illustrator. The son of a painter, Muhammad ‛Ali became one of the most popular and prolific painters at the court of the Safavid monarch ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66). Muhammad ‛Ali was a skilled and competent artist who preferred rounded contours and simple forms. Although he was not as innovative in form and style as his contemporary ...
Sheila S. Blair
Persian calligrapher, illustrator, painter and poet. He was a versatile artist who belonged to the second generation working for Tahmasp I (reg 1524–76) at the Safavid court in north-west Iran (see
Sheila R. Canby
Iranian illustrator. He was one of the most renowned painters at the court of the Timurid sultan Husayn Bayqara (see
Turkish, 20th century, male.
Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, graphic artist. Posters, book covers.
Yurdaer Altintas founded the Turkish Association of Graphic Designers. He produces paintings that take their inspiration from Turkish folk tales or shadow theatre. Altintas has created numerous posters for the theatre. He painted the illustrations for ...
Egyptian, 20th century, female.
Active in Lebanon.
Born 1945, in Alexandria.
Painter, graphic designer, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures.
Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui studied for two years at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed her higher education at the University of Arizona in Tucson where she was awarded a diploma in graphic art and painting. She also won the first prize at the university's exhibition of students' works in ...
British, 20th century, male.
Active in London.
Born 10 March 1903, in Braintree (Essex); died 21 November 1989, in Saffron Walden (Essex).
Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, printmaker, graphic designer. Military subjects, rustic scenes, landscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes, architectural views, church interiors. Decorative panels.
Edward Bawden studied at Cambridge School of Art ...
Priscilla P. Soucek
Persian illustrator. The most famous master of Persian painting, he is important both for the paintings he executed and for the wider influence of the style associated with his name. Evidently orphaned at a young age, Bihzad is said to have been raised and trained by ...
New Zealander, 20th century, male.
Born 9 June 1906, in Westport; died 15 April 1971, in London.
Painter, printmaker, graphic designer.
Artists' International Association, London Group.
James Boswell came to England to study at London's Royal Academy in 1925. In 1933 he joined the Communist Party and became a founder member of the ...
Donald A. Rosenthal
French painter, illustrator and writer. His early training was as a theatrical scene painter and a designer of lithographic illustrations. In Bordeaux he studied with Pierre Lacour (ii) (1778–1859) and worked with Thomas Olivier (1772–1839), chief scene designer at the Grand-Théâtre. He subsequently studied in Paris in the studio of the landscape and history painter ...
Israeli, 20th century, male.
Active from 1948 active in Israel.
Born 16 December 1908, in Bucharest.
Painter, engraver, poster artist, graphic designer, decorative designer. Designs for tapestries, and stained glass windows.
He was an architecture student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he later studied painting at the Scandinavian Academy and at the Académie Julian ...
French museum director, writer, graphic artist, collector, archaeologist and diplomat. He was the son of a provincial aristocrat. He went to Paris to further his law studies c. 1765 but entered the studio of Noël Hallé. He became Gentleman-in-Ordinary to Louis XV and was appointed keeper of the collection of engraved gems and medals that Mme de Pompadour had left to the King. In ...
Sheila R. Canby
(b Kawashan, nr Herat, c. 1490; d c. 1565). Persian calligrapher, illustrator and man of letters. A pupil of Bihzad, Dust Muhammad was in service to the Safavid ruler Tahmasp I. The artist’s earliest signed works are three calligraphic specimens executed at Herat in ...
M. N. Sokolov
Georgian painter, draughtsman, illustrator and stage designer. From 1910 to 1914 he trained at the Tiflis School of Painting and Sculpture and from 1919 to 1926 at the Académie Ronson in Paris. While in Paris he became closely acquainted with Modigliani, Ignacio Zuloaga, Natal’ya Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov. His early works, with their theatrically romantic depictions of Georgian national life, fantastic and Symbolist motifs and surreal effects of colour, combine elements of the grotesque with a charming poetic mystery (e.g. the ...
Persian School, 17th century, male.
This artist belonged to the School of Rizza Abbasi and probably worked in Esfahan. A work bearing his signature can be found in a collection of the ethnographic museum in Berlin.