Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

1924 – 2019

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, ‘Pentagon’ 2008
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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Persian: منیر شاهرودی فرمانفرمائیان; 16 December 1922 – 20 April 2019) was an Iranian artist and a collector of traditional folk art. She is noted for having been one of the most prominent Iranian artists of the contemporary period, and she was the first artist to achieve an artistic practice that weds the geometric patterns and cut-glass mosaic techniques (Āina-kāri) of her Iranian heritage with the rhythms of modern Western geometric abstraction. In 2017, the Monir Museum in Tehran, Iran was opened in her honor.

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