Cyrus Afsary (American, b. 1940) large oil on canvas Western landscape depicting a ranch with barn, surrounded by colorful native grasses and shrubbery, and set under a partly clouded sky with hills in the background. Signed lower left. 30" x 48" canvas, 40 1/2" x 58 1/2" framed. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. Originally purchased from the May Gallery, Ltd. of Scottsdale, AZ. Biography: Cyrus Asfary was born and raised in the Middle East and trained in the style of the Russian masters and traditions of Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov. He moved to Nevada in his early 30s and later to Arizona, where he established his home and studio in Tempe. He is known for lush still lifes, landscapes, and portraits in oil. In 1988, he won the Robert Lougheed Memorial at the National Academy of Western Art Exhibition, and he has also received recognition from the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Rendezvous, both of which he is a member. He has exhibited at numerous western shows including The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma and The Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Examined under black light no alterations detected.
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