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Mahmoud Farshchian

Master Mahmoud Farshchian was born on January 24, 1930 in Isfahan, where he grew up in the proximity of many architectural masterpieces that gradually and subliminally sharpened his awareness of proportion, color, and form. As a child of five, it became evident that his life would be devoted to art and painting. His father directed a leading carpet business and encouraged Mahmoud"s interest in design and planted the seeds of art in his heart.

While still in school, Farshchian was invited to learn painting from the famous masters of the time. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Isfahan, he went to Europe to study the works of Western artists. When he returned, he started his work in the General Office of Fine Arts (later the Ministry of Culture and Art), and after some time he was appointed as the administrator of National Arts and joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University as art professor, continuing to create unique masterpieces. His works have been exhibited in galleries in throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.

Farshchian has since moved to the United States and resides in the Metropolitan area. He brought with him treasures, which were welcomed by Bibliotheque Nationale, British Library, Freer Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Harvard University. His paintings are now on display in many outstanding galleries and museums of the world, as well as in private collections. He has received many awards, a doctorate in fine arts, and much praise from European academies and museums.

Master Farshchian has achieved a distinctive style and created a school of his own in painting. Some of his special talents are his wonderful sense of creativity, motive designs, creation of round spaces, smooth and powerful lines, and undulating colors. His works are a pleasing composition of nobility and innovation. His themes are cultivated from classic poetry, literature, the Koran, Christian, and Jewish Holy books, as well as his own deep imagination. His most outstanding works are based on human affections and moods, which appear most effectively in graceful faces and figures.

While painting, Farshchian often listens to music and the beautiful rhythms set the mood for his bounding, splashing, sometimes wire-thin brush. His pictures urge us to listen with inner ears to "sounds" as u-architectonic as his lines and forms. There is a rich interplay of gentle sounds: bird-calls, trickles, cascades, gurgles, swoops, and swooshes. His tempests, chilling blasts, raging fires, and blood-curdling cries are expressed so artfully that they never cross the threshold of true horror. So graceful is the whiplash that it cannot sting. Farshchian has told many tales on canvas in his unique expression of sur-naturalism.


A Fable of Life

Being an Image on the Screen of Being

Being and Nothingness Entwined

Birds and Fish

Birth of Hope

Celebration of Learning


Concealed Secret


Fifth Day of Creation

Four Seasons

From Dust to Dust




Guiding Star



Morning Blossom

Morning Star


Night’s Engulfing Magic

O God

Song of Harmony

The Coming Spring

The Dawn

Guiding Star

A Hoary Man

The Last Breath of Phoenix

The Prophet Abraham

Time’s Endless Grip

Uncharted Road


What Price for freedom

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