Born 1940, Middle East
a child, his love and talent for art was evident and while his father
was concerned for his ability for art, his mother encouraged his
talent. Afsary enrolled in art school at the age of 15. As
a teenager, he received commision for painting portraits, which served
Afsary holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Fine Arts and the
other in Interior Design. Mr. Afsary is also listed in "Who's Who in
American Art" and Who's Who in the West". In 1985, 1986 and 1987
he was an invited artist at Northwest Rendezvous of Art (NWR).
Some National Professional Awards:
2002 Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous Show in Tulsa,
2002 his work featured in American Artist magazine as cover feature
2002 and 2002 Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming
1999 Art of the West magazine
Best of Show at the annual Oil Painters of America (OPA) show. In
subsequent years he also judged that show on three occasions.
1991 Official Poster Artist, Amarillo Rotary Clubs Annual Art Show, Amarillo Rotary Club
1991 Best of Oil, Amarillo Rotary Clubs Annual Art Show
1988 Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, National Academy of Western Art
1988 Finalist, Arts for the Parks, National Park Academy of the Arts
1987 Merit Award, Northwest Rendezvous of Art
imprtant portrait commissions, including such celebrities as Frank
Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, and Dean Martin, Susan Anton and Wayne
Newton's horse - Aramis.
been invited to participate in numerous museum shows, including the
Artists of America exhibition, the National Academyu of Western Art
exhibitions, the Prix de West exhibitions at the National Cowboy and
Western Heritage Museum, the Buffalo Bill Show, and the Masters of the
American West exhibitions at the Autry Museum in 2001, 2002, and 2003,
is a VERY
oil painting on canvas from his period in the Middle East, dating it to
between 1955-1970s. Portrait of an Afgan Chap. Subject Unknown.
Oil on Canvas in original contemporary
Overall size 21.5" x 18" and size of
canvas 20" x 16" - Superb all round condition. One of two by Mr. Afsary of the same
period. An unusual opportunity. Provenance UK.