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Born in Iran in 1954, now living in Canada, Mostafa Keyhani, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher, became aware of his love of art and his own talent for painting.
His pictorial language, vividly colored in rich atmosphere, reminds us of the forgotten beauty of a city, the lively spirit of a busy street corner, or the unassuming beauty of blossoming flowers. His works are a feast of illumination and a portrayal of whimsical fantasy, diversity and originality.
After receiving a Diploma in Biology and Anatomy, he began studying art at Tehran University and Dusseldorf University. After graduating, this artist spent seven years journeying throughout Germany and France, developing his talent. During this revealing time period, he exhibited his works in some of the best galleries in Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris and Cannes. This memorable experience greatly influenced his self-expression and brought forth his undeniable ability to capture the soul of his subjects.
•Signature member of Oil Painters of America
•Tucson Plein Air Painters Society (TPAPS)
•Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
Awards and Honors
•Emil Carlsen Award, Salmagundi Club, Fall Auction, NYC 2010
•Salmagundi Club, Fall Auction, NYC 2006
•Joseph Hartley SCNY Award – The Salmagundi Club – May 4, 2005
•Jane Impastalo Award at The “Salmagundi Club” For his painting of “Wall Street II” October 2004
•Second Place – Los Ranchos, El Presidio Gallery – Tucson, Arizona 2004
•Third Place – Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Distinguished Artist Member Show 2004
•Honorable Mention–Salon International 2003 Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art
•Honorable Mention–Hilton Head Art League 2003 National Exhibition, South Carolina
•Honorable Mention-ArtScape, Naples, FL 2003 Award of Artistic Achievement
•Third place – View Point 2003 , Cincinnati Art Club (Cincinnati,OH,2003)
•First Place- (Silvio Valerio SCNY Award) Salmagundi Club, NYC (Fall Auction) 2002
•The Best Street Scene ( TUCSON PLEIN AIR 2001 )