Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Contemporary Iranian artist, mosaic work
Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (2015)

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Persian: منیر شاهرودی فرمانفرمائیان‎‎; 16 December 1922 – 20 April 2019) was an Iranian artist and a collector of folk art. She has been called one of the most important Iranian contemporary artists. She is best known for her mosaics and glass paintings. Her worked joined modern expressionism and traditional Persian craftsmanship. She lived and worked in the United States for many years but later came back to Iran. In 2017, the Monir Museum in Tehran was opened in her honour.

Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin. She was married twice and had two daughters. She died of natural causes in Tehran on 20 April 2019. She was 96.[1]


  1. Moshtaghian, Artemis (22 April 2019). "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Iranian artist, dies". KOAM. CNN. Retrieved 23 April 2019.