Cyrus Afsary studied art under the strict discipline of the Russian Realists style of painting, graduating with two degrees. He has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at the CM Russell Auction of Original Western Art and the Exceptional Merit Award from the National Arts Club at the 1986 Pastel Society of America Show. He has also received gold and silver medals from the National Academy of Western Art and was the first recipient of the coveted Lougheed Memorial Award.
Cyrus Afsary is and artists/member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He participates annualy in the Prix de West Invitational, [NAWA] and the Masters of the American West Exhibition; the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN and also the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody Wyoming. He was featured in the 2002 Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cyrus is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group.