The Art of Medhi Taheri
Continuing the Tradition of
The Persian miniature is a richly detailed miniature painting which depicts religious or mythological themes. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th centuries. These delicate, lush paintings are typically visually stunning, with a level of detail which can only be achieved with a very fine hand and an extremely small brush. This valuable Persian cultural tradition will be carried on to the foreseeable future thanks to the talent and dedication of several contemporary artists producing notable Persian miniatures.
Medhi Taheri is one of those artists who ensures this historically relevant, rich art form will not soon become a tradition lost.
Mr. Taheri was born in 1928 to a prominent artistic family in Tehran. From an early age he showed promise in emulating the Persian masters who were famous for their Miniature paintings. Being the grandson to the Artist-In-Residence to the royal family, his artistic destiny was inevitable.
For half a century, Mr. Taheri has been creating Miniature paintings and expressing himself through abstract impressionism and traditional styles. Through his miniatures he is promoting and preserving an ancient art form, while making it more relevant to a modern audience.With such an enthusiastic champion, eloquent spokesman and gifted artist the destiny of miniature painting is certainly secure.
Under the tutelage of the renowned artist Behzad, his talents flourished. He left his homeland to study the Western masters in Europe and then moved to the United States, where he received a degree in fine arts and teaching credentials from UC Berkeley.
For more than 5 decades, Mr. Taheri has been passionately perusing his unique blend of traditional Persian and western styles. With works prominently displayed in several important private collections worldwide, Mr. Taheri’s reputation speaks for itself.