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French artists to display Persian miniatures at Tehran exhibit
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_16_rm21(5).jpgTEHRAN – A collection of Persian miniatures by French artists will go on display in an exhibition, which will open at the National Art Museum of Iran on May 20.
 
The exhibition has been organized joint by the museum and Tehran’s Shams Gallery, curator Ali Jamshidi told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.
 
The French artists are the students of the Paris-based Iranian miniature master Abbas Moayyeri, who has trained many students in this field. 
 
Miniatures by Brigitte Goldberg, Marie-Noel Robert, Valerie Lefebvre, Izabell Manukyan and several French-based Iranian artists including Shahriar Khataizadeh, and Mona Tajabadi are seen among the works, added Jamshidi who serves as director of the Shams Gallery.
 
Moayyeri has been living in Paris since 1970, and has helped to preserve the basic and artistic aspects of this traditional Iranian art of miniature. 
 
He is a follower of the school of Persian miniaturist Hossein Behzad (1894–1968) and has trained over 100 students during his 40-year career.
 
Moayyeri created courses on Persian miniature at the Association for the Development of Cultural Activities (A.D.C.A) in Paris in 1984.
 
He has been teaching at (A.D.C.A) for 30 years, conveying his valuable experience to admirers of this particular painting style.
 
The exhibit will be running until June 3 at the museum located on Kamalolmolk St., Baharestan Square. 
 
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