Oral History Interview
May 1, 1984
88pp. + summary + biographical note + index
On the history of Persian painting and its evolution; recollections of childhood; reminiscences of his father and the sociocultural climate in which he grew up; memories of Tehran University; political trends among the youth; association with the Tudeh Party; intellectual circles in Tehran; developing interest in painting; education in the arts; on the new trends in Persian painting and the synthesis between Persian and European artistic trends; dilemmas confronting artists in exile; on changes in Iranian society during the Pahlavi period; royal patronage of the arts in Pahlavi Iran; on the Shiraz Art Festival; on the interaction of art and politics; on the role of the Ministry of Culture and Arts in the development of Persian art.