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Outsider Artist – ‘Granny’ Hassan Exhibition, Iran

Nanny Hassan

Nanny Hassan

Nanny-Hassan-exhibition-15An exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Monavvar Ramezani known as “Nanny Hassan” has been on show at the Nami Gallery, Tehran, Iran this month.

The 76 -year old “Nanny Hassan” of Qeydar of Zanjan Province (b.1937), used to weave carpets and design carpet weaves, but six years ago began experimenting with painting to great effect.
Her paintings are clearly rooted in the folktales, myths and traditional rituals of the region and have their own indisputable style, employing bright colours and a boldness that is often missing from ‘institutionally schooled’ works. Her humurous and approachable character has made her a hit on the arts scene, not to mention her trademark chadore and sunglasses look.
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