One of the last proponents of Iranian folk art painting known as Ghahve-Khaneh, passed away today at the age of 88

July 9, 2020

Habib Naghash, one of the last proponents of Iranian folk art painting known as Ghahve-Khaneh (lit. Coffeehouse) paintings, passed away today at the age of 88. Habib came from a long line of traditional painters, who would pass on this craft from generation to generation. He was known for his miniatures, glass paintings and populated scenes narrating the Ashura tragedy.

Habib Naghash (1932-2020)