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Name :Kamal Uddin Behzad
Period :c1455 - c1536
Biographical detail : The greatest Afghan painter.

Behzad studied under Naqqash and became head of the Herat academy in 1486, a post he held till 1506. In 1506 Ismail Safwi conquered Herat and in 1522, his son Tahmasap brought Behzad to Tabriz, his capital.

Behzad was made in charge of production of the illuminated and illustrated manuscripts. Two of his surviving works are Saadi’s Gulistan and Bostan, now available at the National Egyptian Library, Cairo. His students included the great painters Qasim Ali, Mir Syed Ali, Aqa Miraj and Muzaffar Ali.

Behzad was born in Herat, he excelled in miniatures.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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