Contemporary Iranian Artists
Parviz Tanavoli is an artist, collector, scholar, and teacher, and among the foremost contemporary Iranian artists. His work, which includes painting, drawing, weavings, and prints, is infused with his deep knowledge of Iran\'s rich visual and literary heritage. He is a founding member of the Saqqakhaneh artistic movement, which began in the 1960s. He is probably most famous for his Heech motif, but he also has a long established love of lions which is reflected not only in his artwork but also in his collection.