Cyrus Afsary, Portrait, Early oil painting on CanvasCyrus Afsary, Portrait, Early oil painting on Canvas
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CYRUS AFSARYCyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas


Born 1940, Middle East

As 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 him well.
Cyrus 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).
 
Awards:
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
1997 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

Numerous imprtant portrait commissions, including such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone, and Dean Martin, Susan Anton and Wayne Newton's horse - Aramis.

Has 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, Los Angeles.  

This is a VERY RARE 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 frame.
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.



Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas

Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary,Highly acclaimed American Artist, possibly one of the best living artists - original authentic early painting - portrait, oil on canvas
Cyrus Afsary, Rare Oil Painting on Canvas, Portrait

 



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