Movement/Style: Islamic Miniature
Country: Persia (modern-day Iran and Afghanistan)
Years: c. 1450 – c. 1535
Well, who was he?
Kamal ud-din Behzad (کمالالدین بهزاد) is perhaps the most famous historical painter of Persian miniatures. Like most artists in the 1400s and 1500s, however, it’s important to remember that for much of his career he didn’t work alone but was the leader of a workshop (in this case a Persian scriptorium, a kitabkhāna) producing artworks under his stylistic direction.