Darvish Fakhr

Biography

Born in 1969 in Tehran, Darvish Fakhr grew up in America but has been living and working in the UK for 20 years. Of American/ Iranian heritage, Fakhr trained at the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.  In 2004 he won the BP travel award through the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), where he travelled to his father's home country of Iran to depict the people and culture.  Since then, he has been mainly interested in Iran as his subject and has been exhibiting in Tehran at the prestigious Aun Gallery.  In 2008 he was asked by NPG to paint the contemporary dancer Akram Khan to form part of their permanent exhibition. Fakhr is renowned in the field of Iranian portrait paintings. 

Exhibitions

Selected Shows

2013 - “Farce” Aun Gallery, Tehran

2011 - “Safar” Aun Gallery, Tehran

2008 - Commissioned by Jerwood to paint Akram Khan. The nine piece panel is now part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

2007 - "Embodiment" group show- Signal Gallery, Hoxton, London

2007 - BP Award- National Portrait Gallery, London and Edinburgh

2006 - Included in Publication, "The Portrait Now" by Sandy Nairne and Sarah Howgate

2006 - BP Award- National Portrait Gallery, London and Aberdeen

2005 - BP Travel Award Show, National Portrait Gallery, London and Edinburgh

2004 - Winner of BP Travel Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2003 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2003 - Quod Art Gallery, Brighton

2002 - Chelsea Art Fair, London

2001 - Medici Gallery, Piccadilly, London

2001 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

2001 - Royal West of England Academy, 3rd Place, Bristol

2000 - BP Award - National Portrait Gallery, London and Aberdeen

1999 - BP Award - National Portrait Gallery, London and Aberdeen

1998 - BP Award - National Portrait Gallery, London and Aberdeen

1998 - Exhibition of Portraits at Blue Gallery, Chelsea

l997 - Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art

l993 - Annual Boit Competition, Museum School, Boston, Mass

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