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Cyrus Afsary

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Last known City: Scottsdale
Last known State: AZ
Start/Birth date: 1940
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Versatility is s the hallmark of Cyrus Afsary's paintings. Landscapes, still lives and portraits are painted with grace and elegance in a loosely impressionistic style, creating not only a moment in time but the mood of a moment.

Afsary studied art as a teenage and soon began painting portraits professionally. Continuing his education, Afsary studied art under the strict discipline of the Russian Realists style of painting, graduating with two degrees. When he was in his early thirties, he became a United States citizen and moved to Nevada where he worked as an interior designer. In the mid-1990s he realized his dream of becoming a full time artist and established his studio in Tempe, Arizona. He identifies closely with the Southwestern desert, especially the fascinating history of the land and it's people. Cyrus is an artist and member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He also participates annually in the Prix de West Invitational, the Masters of the American West Exhibition at the Autry Museum in California, and the Buffalo Bill show in Cody, Wyoming. Cyrus was featured in the 2002 Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been published widely in the American Artist, Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector and Who's Who in American Art.

Biography courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum (


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