Carnation & Rose


11 X 14
19.5 X 22 Framed
Oil on Linen

In stock

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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 as well as European artists.

Cyrus Afsary Painting, Oil on Linen 11 X 14 (Interest categories: Oil on Linen, Floral, Flowers, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Cyrus Afsary Artist)

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

• 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

• 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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Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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