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About the Painter 

OslRd f^ahmud Farshohlsn v/es bom in tha r^Hy of Eslahan 
rn Ihe year 1929. His l^lht^r, a rug merchanl, w^s ^n art 
rirKjionado who instilled a love lor Che arts in his 50n. Young 
^Vlrthmud showed an intar^sl Ir. studying art QUit^ e^Ny m 
lifa ^nfl sitjdied undor tfia tutelage of Haji Mirza-Ayha 
Emamj and l5a &ahadori for ft^veraJ years After racalviny 
Ills tiipbrna Irom th^ Eslahan Hiyh School for th9 Fin^Arts, Farshchian left ior 
Europe, whyre he studied the workft oF the great Western mai^lors. Consequently, 
he developed sn innovative amsnt style with irniversal app&a]_ 

Upon his return Le Iran, he began to woik f±t the National Institula ol Fine Arts 
(which later became the Minssitry of Art^nd CuJture) and. in tima, wa& sppojnted 
rfir^ctor of tnc Dapar^niE^nt of National Arts a^d professor at Ific university o- 
Tohreh'3 Scliool of Flnt^ Arts. All the xvhiic, v/orO ol his exenplaKy works t^pread 
far ani \vfde Ceyond n^lii^hril borders Fie has bceii ^KhihUed in 57 individual shows 
and rie group shows nationally and internationally His wor^s are represontad in 
sovaral museums and major cod^ctiOns. He has been awarder^ eleven prizes by 
vanousarl institutes and cultural canl^js, and is loved and ad mirE^tJ by critics and 
art Jovers averywhere 

Farshc^hian Is the founder of his Dv:n si-Jiool m Iranian paintlnq, whhch adheres to 
classical form while msking use oi= new tec^inccrues 1o broaden the scope oMranian 
paintir>g HoJias b^o^Jghtnewlifetolhls art form ^ric has freed it from the Symbiotic 
relaljcnslilp il has hi£lcric5|ly had wilh c^itry and llt&rattrre, <o gr-ze it an indap&ntlence 
i( hacP nol previously anjoy^ij. His powerful and innr]vfitive parntings are dynamic, 
txpantiveand vibrant canvases v;i(h an appealing fusion ol the traditional and the 
modern, which are constituents of his unpque style of paandfty. 

Ostad Farshc^hiftn has piaycd a di^d&ive role in introducing Iranian art to the 
intornationsJ Srt scene. He has ha^n invited 1o speak and e:^hil>it at numerous 
univorsili^s arid art msStiPtes Thora have been seven books and countless articles 
published about his work. 




The nov; Museum d-Evoled to 
the works of Osiad Mahmud 
Farshchian which has b^3tn 
set up by ihe CLllural Heritage 
FourtdaCion in Iho Sa'daMtS 
Cvjltural CoinplfiK inT&hran 
and wa£ inauc^uratDd in 2001. 
i£3:nothGf buildinci whoro 
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