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Cyrus Afsary

Carnation & Rose

Oil on Linen
11 X 14
19.5 X 22 Framed

$7,500.00

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Cyrus Afsary

b.1940

Cyrus Afsary is known for works of art that not only capture moments in time, but create moods about people and places as well. With an eclectic range of subjects, Afsary moves from portraits to still lifes to landscapes with a magical grace that reflects his sensitive and emotional study of life.
As a child, his love for art was evident. And while his father was concerned for his penchant for art, his mother encouraged his talent.

Afsary received commissions for painting portraits, which served him well later in his career when he was invited to paint portraits of John Wayne, Sylvester Stallone, Frank Sinatra, Susan Anton, Dean Martin, and Wayne Newton’s horse, Aramis. In college, Afsary earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Fine Arts and the other in interior design. His education has led him, through the years, to paint a wide variety of subjects in his preferred medium, oil, and sometimes watercolors and pastels. He has been greatly influenced by the artwork of the masters, especially the great Russian artists, Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov and also European artists.
Selected Group Exhibitions
• Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Los Angeles, California, 2014
• National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2014
• National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Small Works, Great Wonders, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
• Gilcrease Museum, Rendezvous, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2002

Affiliations
• Northwest Rendezvous Group
• Cowboy Hall of Fame
• Oil Painters of America
• National Academy of Western Art
• Artists of America
Selected Press
• Western Art Collector, (Feature), December, 2009
• Western Art Collector, February, 2008
• American Artist, (Feature), March, 2002
• Art of the West, (Cover) July/August, 1999
• Southwest Art, January, 1987
• Who’s Who in America
• Who’s Who in the West

Awards
• Gilcrease Museum. Williams Award for Collectors’ Reserve, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2010
• C.M. Russell Museum, Staff Choice Award, Helena, MT, 2009
• Eiteljorg Museum, Quest for the West, Best of Show, Indianapolis, IN, 2007
• Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Art Show, Painting Award, Cody, WY, 2006
• Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Art Show, Choice Award, Cody, WY, 2006
• C. M. Russell Show of Original Western Art, Best of Show, Helena, MT
• National Arts Club, Pastel Society of America Show, Exceptional Merit Award, 1986
• National Academy of Western Art, Gold & Silver Awards, Lougheed Memorial Award, Oklahoma City, OK
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