Master Mahmoud Farshchian
Master Mahmoud Farshchian was born in Isfahan on January 24, 1930. Growing up, he was surrounded by many architectural masterpieces that gradually and subliminally sharpened his awareness of proportion, color, and form. At the age of five, it became evident that his life would be devoted to art and painting. Mahmoud’s father, the owner of a leading carpet business, encouraged his interest in design and planted the seeds of art in Mahmoud’s 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 traveled to Europe to study the works of Western artists. Upon his return to Isfahan, Mahmoud began working in the General Office of Fine Arts (later the Ministry of Culture and Art). He was later appointed to the position of administrator of National Arts. It was then that he joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University as an art professor. It was there that he created many of his unique masterpieces.
Farshchian later moved to the United States and currently resides in the New York metropolitan area. When he came to the United Stated, Farshchian brought with him many treasures which were welcomed by Bibliotheque Nationale, The British Library, Freer Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Harvard University. His works continue to be exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as in private collections. Master Farshchian has received many awards throughout his life, including a doctorate in fine arts. He has also received 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 talents are his wonderful sense of creativity, his motive designs, his creation of round spaces, his smooth and powerful lines, and his creation of undulating colors. Farshchian’s works are a pleasing composition of both 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 these 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 architectonic as his lines and forms. There is a rich interplay of gentle sounds: birdcalls, 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.