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Seyhoun Gallery May 2012 Abol Abolghasem Atighechi 02
Tehran

After years of living in France and participating in several international painting exhibitions, Abolghasem Atighechi, also called Abol, came back to Iran due to his interest in creating calligraphic paintings

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