Iranian Visual Arts
Mahmoud Farshchian

 Mahmoud Farshchian

Mahmoud Farshchian

Mahmoud Farshchian was born in 1929 in Esfahan in a family whose members were all fond of arts. For several years, Master Farshchian was the student of such prominent masters of the time as Haj Aqa Mirza Aqa Emami and Issa Bahadori. After graduating from the Isfahan vocational arts school, he traveled to Europe where he began studying about the works of world famous Western artists.

The first-degree medal of art and culture conferred on Mahmoud Farshchian by President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on July 3, 1995, was a mark of the respect given to the valuable and superb works of this master.

Mahmoud Farshchian, has won international fame for presenting exquisite works of art and also for representing genuine Iranian arts. So far, he has been awarded numerous prizes by various artistic circles throughout the world. His artworks are a part of many other collections throughout the world.

“Opening an art book of Mahmoud Farshchian is like leaping into the heart of a magical realm. A happy blend of the real and imaginary at once sets the tone for everything, thanks to an alchemy whose secret formula he seems to be one of the few to possess. People, nature, animals and objects are present; we recognize them for what they are, but at the same time we begin to see them differently. We do not see them in a dream, but touch them with a different way of looking. This is what makes Mahmoud Farshchian unique and exceptional. That is how it is. This is another stroke of the master’s skill.”

Federico Mayor
Director General of UNESCO

Awards:
1987 – Golden Palm of Europe
1985 – Oscar D’Italia, gold statuette
1984 – Vessillo Europa Delle Arte, gold statuette, Italy
1983 – Diploma Accadenu’co D’Europa, L’Accademia D’Europa, Italy
1983 – Diploma Maestro Di Pittura, II Seminario d’Arte Moderna, Italy
1982 – Diploma Di Merito, Universita Delle Arti, Italy
1980 – Accademia Italia delle Arti e del Lavoro, gold medal
1973 – Ministry of Culture and Art, 1st prize in art, Iran
1958 – International Art Festival, gold medal, Belgium
1952 – Military Art, gold medal, Iran

 Wonder- by Mahmoud Farshchian

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Permanent Collections:
Emperor Akihito of Japan;
Queen Elizabeth of England;
Queen Juliana of Netherlands;
Prince Agha Khan;
Lyndon Johnson, former President of USA;
General Ernesto Geisel, former- President of Brazil;
Giuseppe Saragat, former President of Italy;
Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Prime Minister of India;
Senator William Fullbright;
Professor Arthur A. Pope;
Professor Hossin Sadeghi, Switzerland;
Ghassan Shaker;
National Art Museum, Iran;
Museum of Modern Art, Iran;
Art Museum of Istanbul, Turkey;
The Lahore Museum, Pakistan;
Madison Corporation of Washington, D.C.;
Bob Guccione, New York;
Bohrer Collection, New Jersey;
Panes Collection, New Jersey;

The List of Publications:
Paintings and Drawings by Mahmoud Farshchian, Volume 1, 1976
Mahmoud Farshchian, Volume 2, 1991
The Great Heroes in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, 1991
Mahmoud Farshchian (Volume 2 Second Edition), 1991
Paintings and Drawings by Mahmoud Farshchian (Volume 1 Second Edition), 1991
Stories from Heroes Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, 1993 –

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