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Fahimeh Amiri

Fahimeh Amiri grew up in Tehran, Iran. In second grade she became the pupil of Professor Hossein Behzad, then the greatest living Persian miniaturist, and apprenticed with him for many years. She attended the Tehran School of Fine Art, becoming the first girl to earn the schools highest honors. In 1973 she received a BFA from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Her art has gained international attention through exhibitions including the New York International Art Expo. 13 internationally distributed original poster designs, and the publication of children’s books, including Cover of Babri by Fahimeh Amiri”Babri,” “The Monkey Bridge,” and “The Prince Who Ran Away.” Her books have been honored by the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators, was selected to hand-paint fragrance bottles for Ralph Lauren; is a recipient of the Norman Rockwell Award for illustration; and has been honored for her artistic achievements by Iran’s Queen Farah. Fahimeh is an adept and versatile artist and a very effective teacher. Her specific areas of expertise are picture book design, botanical illustration, Islamic art, graphic design and Persian miniature. The following are sample courses that Fahimeh has taught: Course Synopsis: Picture Book Development Poster by Fahimeh AmiriAll children’s drawing has a narrative dimension, however, these narratives are most often found to exist in fragmented form. The purpose of this course is to harness the narrative imagination of children t

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