The memorial garden-museum of Kamoliddin Behzod was created by order of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated December 23, 1997 “On the 454th anniversary of the artist Kamoliddin Behzod”

Kamoliddin Behzod (1455 – 1535) was a Persian miniaturist who worked in Herat from 1468 to 1506 and was recognized as one of the greatest masters of the Herat school of drawing. In the West, received recognition as “Raphael of the East.” 1507-1510 Behzad spent in Bukhara, where Sheibani Khan followed, along with other Herat artists. The art of Behzad had a great influence on the paintings of Bukhara and Samarkand.

To create the fund, a special commission was organized at the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the assistance of which 37 color slides of miniatures of the British Museum, the Bodley, Russian and Algerian National Libraries were brought to the museum.

In addition, the Asian Society of the Indian city of Calcutta delivered a photocopy of a letter written by K. Behzod to his student Kosim Ali in the museum.

To date, the museum has about 500 precious exhibits. The museum introduces visitors to the artist’s creative heritage, oriental miniatures, calligraphy and ancient manuscripts. This includes works by Behzod and his students, the history of miniature schools, written culture, authentic photocopies, as well as works by contemporary miniaturist artists.


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