Towhidi Tabari

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توحیدی طبری
Towhidi Tabari
Towhidi Tabari 2014.jpg
Born (1964-06-15) June 15, 1964 (age 55)
ResidenceParis, France
Occupationcalligrapher, painter, illuminator, collector

Towhidi Tabari (Persian: توحیدی طبری‎, Mazandarani: توحیدی طبری Tawhidi Tabari ; born 15 June 1964) is an Iranian artist.

He is a member of the Society of Iranian Calligraphists,[1] International Association of Art, La Maison des Artistes de France[2] and of the Plastic Arts Center of the Ministry of Culture of Iran.


He started learning calligraphy at the age of 14, with Mohammad Zaman Ferasat and Mehdi Fallah Moghadam in Babol. At 19, he moved to Tehran to study at the Society of Iranian Calligraphists' institute with Masters Gholam Hossein Amirkhani and Yadollah Kaboli Khansari, where he himself got the title of Master of Calligraphy, while also learning Fine Arts, Iranian traditional arts and Graphic Design. Towhidi Tabari worked for 6 years at the Iran Aircraft Industries as the chief calligrapher and designer, in their Graphic Design Department. For one year, he taught Calligraphy at the Jahad Daneshgahi (branch of University of Tehran) and for two years, at the Osweh Highschool, Tehran.

Modern Western art had a deep impact on his style from 2003, after a stay of almost a year at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, giving birth to a more abstract art form, blended with traditional Persian elements.

Towhidi Tabari is a specialist in the Nasta`liq and Shekasteh calligraphic styles.


From his first collective exhibition in 1986, starting officially his career, he has exhibited in various countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia in more than 50 individual exhibitions and participated in over 100 collective exhibitions, becoming a world-renowned calligrapher. Some of them:

Persian Calligraphy and Illumination School

Persian Calligraphy and Illumination School[edit]

The Persian Calligraphy and Illumination School in Paris opened on April 2002. It is the first of its kind in France and more than 300 students have already followed its courses, with some of them attaining high levels of quality. The school is open to all levels, from the beginner wishing to know the basic principles of calligraphy or illumination, to those searching a thorough training. It has already conferred certificates to some of its first students, allowing them to have exhibitions of their own works.

Towhidi Tabari has also participated in several Persian calligraphy and illumination workshops in various French cities and institutes - as the 3-day workshop in the Air France Headquarters (2004) or during the 2006 Nuit Blanche in the National Archives in Paris - and in the National Library in Croatia (2004).


  • 1997 Winner of the Towhid Festival, Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1999 Certificate of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran.
  • 2000 Winner of the Sacred Art Festival, Ministry of Culture, Iran.
  • 2002 Medal from the Lebanon Fine Arts University,[4] Tripoli
  • 2003 Letter of thanks of French president Jacques Chirac
  • 2004 Caillebotte Award from the city of Yerres
  • 2004 Certificate of the Academy of Fine Arts of Zagreb, Croatia


Since the beginning of his European career, Towhidi Tabari has given many interviews on the radio and TV, besides conferences in different institutions about traditional Persian arts and its history, as for example:

  • 2004 Academy of Fine Arts[17] of Zagreb, Croatia

Graphic Designer[edit]

Towhidi Tabari has also developed work as a graphic designer, designing more than 50 posters, logos, invitations, page layouts, pamphlets, booklets and book covers.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Iran's Association of Calligraphers : Home
  2. ^ La Maison des Artistes - Association des Artistes
  3. ^ Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art - Index Archived 2006-12-20 at
  4. ^ a b ALBA Archived 2010-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Tabari TOWHIDI
  6. ^ Slobodna Dalmacija
  7. ^ Kultura Archived 2015-05-06 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Mevlana Jalaluddin - French Persian Mevlana Exhibited in Paris Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Archived 2007-11-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Persian)
  11. ^ "French-Persian Rumi Exhibited in Paris - Persian Journal Culture Archaeological History Art Archaeology cultural history news & Iranian culture newspaper". Archived from the original on 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
  12. ^ CIM577-useweb[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Quartier du Centre / Marais - Nuit Blanche - 7 octobre 2006
  14. ^ Un maître calligraphe au collège · Collège Assomption de Cogolin - Sainte-Maxime Archived 2007-07-07 at
  15. ^ programme12 pages Archived 2008-11-18 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Expositions Centre Culturel Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Akademija likovnih umjetnosti u Zagrebu - Academy of fine arts in Zagreb
  18. ^ خانواده سبز Archived 2008-01-19 at the Wayback Machine

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