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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.
 
Education
Conservatorium of Art
University: B.A. Fine Art & Interior Design
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
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
Affiliations
Northwest Rendezvous Group
Cowboy Hall of Fame
Oil Painters of America
National Academy of Western Art
Artists of America
 

Artist Works

Lot 62
(2010)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Hunting (2010)
oil on canvas
48 x 60 in
$46,000
Lot 203
(2009)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Duty of the Tribe (2009)
oil on linen
40 x 60 in
$40,250
Lot 158
(2013)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Evening Clouds ()
oil on canvas
30 x 48 in
$35,100
Lot 139
(2011)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Cool Water (2011)
oil on linen
24 x 36 in
$31,625
Lot 194
(2011)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Renewal Forest ()
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$28,750
Lot 187
(2008)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Early Spring (2008)
Oil on Linen
36 x 48 in
$25,875
Lot 127
(2014)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
San Juan Capistrano ()
oil on canvas
41 x 61 in
$21,060
Lot 201
(2014)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Young Dancer (2014)
oil on linen
30 x 24 in
$18,720
Lot 148
(2010)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Scouts Trail ()
oil on canvas
14 x 18 in
$16,100
Lot 136
(2010)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Taos Pueblo ()
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in
$10,925
Lot 176
(2011)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Tradition ()
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in
$10,925
Lot 207
(2014)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Eagle Feather (2014)
oil on linen
20 x 16 in
$9,360
Lot 177
(2011)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Untitled ()
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
$8,625
Lot 328
(2016)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Roaming Free (2016)
oil on linen
16 x 20 in
$8,190
Lot 209
(2009)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Indian Summer ()
oil on canvas
14 x 18 in
$5,750
Lot 175
(2007)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Crossing Below The Falls (2007)
Oil on Linen
36 x 48 in
$35,000–$45,000
Lot 200
(2012)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Spring Awakening ()
oil on linen
24 x 36 in
$20,000
Lot 206
(2012)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
White Water (2012)
oil on linen
30 x 48 in
$35,000
Lot 178
(2013)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Hunter (2013)
oil on linen
20 x 24 in
Lot 266
(2015)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Easy Does It ()
oil on linen
30 x 24 in
$22,000–$28,000
Lot 19
(2015)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Young Indian ()
oil on canvas
12 x 9 in
$4,000–$6,000
Lot 379
(2016)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
In the Old Shrine ()
oil on canvas
40 x 48 in
$15,000–$25,000
Lot 119
(2016)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
March Thaw ()
oil on canvas
23 3/8 x 23 1/2 in
$5,200
Lot 347
(2017)
Cyrus Afsary (1940–Present)
Fire in the Hole (2017)
oil on linen
30 x 40 in
$25,000–$35,000