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Mokarrameh's birthplace becomes budding painting village

TEHRAN, April 21 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Son of the late Iranian artist Mokarrameh Qanbari is convinced that the birthplace of the artist has great potential for being turned into a painting village.

"Many local people are becoming keen on art. I sometimes notice cans of paint in front of their houses when I pass by. They like me to see their work and express my opinions. I sometimes buy paint and paper to encourage them more," Her son, Ali Bolboli noted.

"We are planning to hold painting festivals regularly every one or two months to provide a centre of interest for the village artists and to encourage their work," he added.

Bolboli pointed out that the paintings on the walls in Mokarrameh's house need special care due to the humid environment of this northern region. Several exhibitions of her work are expected to be held in America and France, he added.

Qanbari died at the age of 77 on October 24, 2005. She was born in the village of Darikandeh near Babol, in the Mazandaran Province of Iran. Last October her house was converted into a museum to house her works.

Qanbari was selected as the "Female Painter of 2001" by the Swedish National Museum.

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