Cyrus Afsary

Cyrus Afsary

Cyrus Afsary studied art under the strict discipline of the Russian Realist style of painting, graduating with two degrees. He has won numerous awards, including the Best of Show at the C.M. Russell exhibition of original western art and the Exceptional Merit Award from the National Arts Club at the 1986 Pastel Society of American show. He has also received gold and silver medals from the National Academy of Western Art and was the first recipient of the coveted Lougheed Memorial Award. Afsary won the Painting Award for Mystical Transformation at the Buffalo Bill Art Show in 2006 and shared the Choice award. In 2007, he was awarded the Best of Show at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Afsary is an artist and member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He participates annually in the Prix de West invitational and the Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming. Afsary was featured in the 2002 Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group.

Afsary and his work have appeared in numerous publications, including American Artist, Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and Who’s Who in American Art. Written by John Geraghty and published in Western Art Collector Magazine in 2009, the latest article was titled “The Consummate Artist.” This certainly is Afsary, because he has a passion for his work and the exceptional paintings he produces. His work is represented by Trailside Galleries, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona; Altermann Gallery, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; the Ponderosa Art Gallery, Hamilton, Montana; and Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, Oregon.