Bahramishad (Atabey)

Shahpour Bahramishad was born in 1951 as a child of art performing parents in Iran. He finished his elementary education in Tehran. He was only eight years old when started painting. When he was twelve he started to take courses from professors in Tehran Institute of Miniature and Art. Throughout his high school education he was registered to Tehran Institute of Eastern Arts (TIEA) when he was only sixteen. In this institute he had the chance to learn academically from the great scholars of art and the famous artists like Ustat Bahzad.

Afterwards, besides his education in architecture at the University of Tehran he started to work on the required skills for the highest status of professional expertise on various forms of art. In the years 1971-1977, as a professional expert (mukavvim) he took the responsibility of restoring the ancient drawings in many museums. In 1979, the artist was elected the chairman of Shohada Museum Department of Eastern Arts and successfully maintained this position until 1981.

Shahpour Bahramishad lives in Istanbul since 1987. The artist continues to perform in Miniature, Callligraphy, Illumination and Ornamentation which represent the high forms of Asian Arts. Bahramishad also maintains his works in art restoration as a professional expert.

Shahpour Bahramishad gave a new dimension to the art of Miniature by using precious stones alongside the colors of various madder roots prepared by his own hands. The artist also developed his original method and style of three dimensional relief drawing on various natural objects and materials like pearl, leaf, ıvory, antique papers and rice plant seeds. His art works of this new style can be seen in Schah Gallery.

Shahpour Bahramishad is a pioneer in the field of using precious stones in miniature and painting.

Iranian Miniatures

The unique works mostly created in line with traditional school of miniature from Safavid and Timurid period were vitalized by madder root colors; peerless works produced by contemporary Negaregari school are also included.

Ottoman Miniatures


In this collection kaftans that are depicted partly in line with the original ones in museums are detailed by jewelry and the artist’s new creations.


Works which include artistic vivifications from Harem are involved.

Ottoman Sultans

The portraits of all Ottoman Sultans
are involved.


Many portraits of sultans across history are involved.

Ottoman Accessories

Accessories which are exhibited in museums are depicted through the art of miniature.

Edicts (Fermans) and Sultans’ Signatures (Tughras)

With edicts (fermans) and official signatures (tughras) of Ottoman Sultans, this collection is having the quality of matchless historical documentary.


All the variations of tulip drawings which took place in the era known as Tulip Period (1718-1730) are involved.