Faripour Forouhar

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Faripour Forouhar

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Iranian/American 21st Century Realist artist

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Phone: 860 462 1525

Email: forouhar@uchc.edu

Faripour Forouhar is a professional life long painter. He is an established American contemporary painter of the highest standards who pursues the art of painting far beyond avocation.

His home is in New England but he grew up in the high mountains of Middle Asia. He travels to the Rockies, Alps and Andes and the shore lines in the USA and Europe yearly for his painting.

He studied painting in Teheran University School of Fine Arts during college years. Later, he studied with the late Edgar Whitney from Pratt NYC and completed courses in The Grand Central Academy of Fine Art, NYC. He shares his experiences with other painters regularly. He is a scholar in the field of art and visual perception and has a deep interest in the evolution of painting throughout history.

He started as a watercolorist painting plein air, ala prima. He has moved to oil on canvas with a style sensitive to subtle light, atmospheric effect and space in the landscape. The resulting effect infuses the abstract composition and reveals the painter's character, vision and artistic creativity.

Artist's Statement

"The abstraction and distortion that is possible in painting makes it uniquely suitable for expression of the conscious and unconscious experience in a manner far truer and more intriguing than an accurate recording, done for example, by a camera. The more subjective the experience, the more unique the expression. This principle applies to all forms of painting; figurative, imaginative and abstract. The challenge is in conscious understanding of the visual elements that effectuate the subjective experience, the "know yourself" - the artist's vision - that matters most and the skill to lay it down on canvas with clarity. This is what I am trying to do."


He is an exhibiting artist in the following organizations; the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT Academy of Fine Arts, elected exhibiting artist of the Lyme Art Association, Rockport Art Assoc., North Shore Art Assoc., elected member of Art Renewal Center Living Artist/Master Gallery, ARCLA

Member of Oil Painters of America, Beaux-Arts Realiste, Canada, Gallery on the Green, New Britain Art League.

Recent Exhibitions

  • Lyme Art Association, multiple exhibitions including 2014
  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. 2014 and 2015
  • New Britain Museum of American Art 2012 and 2013, 43rd Annual Exhibition and 2013 44th Annual Exhibition.
  • Art Renewal Center 2013-2014-2015 Salon Exhibition.
  • Rockport Art Association, MA, multiple including 2014-2015
  • North Shore Art Association MA, multiple including 2014-2015
  • Oil Painters of America online spring exhibition 2012 and 2013.
  • New Britain Art League, multiple including 2014-2015
  • Canton Art League; Gallery on the Green, 2012- 2013-2014-2015
  • One man exhibition, The Gallery at the Mill House Chester 2013.
  • Three person exhibition, Art League of New Britain, 2014
  • One man exhibition, University of Connecticut, CT. 2012.
  • Lyme Art Association, Elected Artist works, Lyme, CT. 2014

Recent Awards and Honors

  • 1st. Place Prize, Art League of New Britain, Seeing Red.
  • Aldro Hibbard Memorial Award from North Shore Art Association
  • Honorable mention from Lyme Art Association
  • Most popular painting in Farmington Valley Art Center
  • Finalist, ARC 2013 and 2014 Salon
  • Rockport Art Association, Kiran Meritorious Award for Meritorious Landscape Painting
  • Recognition Beaux-Arts Realist, Canada, multiple "Special Recognition", three paintings
  • Gallery on the Green, Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Art Fund Award
  • Elected artist at "Art Renewal Center, Living Artist" Gallery


  • Living Artist, Art Renewal Center, designation and inclusion in the Living Artist/Master Museum
  • Elected Artist Rockport Art Association
  • Elected Artist Lyme Art Association

Workshops and Demonstrations

  • Lyme Art Association 2015

Paintings in Institutional Collection

  • Collection of Barclay American Business Credit, East Hartford, CT
  • Collection of Connecticut General Life Insurance, Bloomfield, CT
  • Clinton Design Assoicates, Glastonbury, CT.
  • Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, CT
  • Daay Berry, And Haward LLC, Hartford, CT
  • Business Environ, West Hartford, CT
  • Leventhal Krasner,& Ross PC, Hartford, CT
  • And, Many Private Collections in US and Europe


  • Peterini Gallery Avon, CT
  • Art Renewal Center; Living Artist/Master Gallery
  • Various organizations: Rockport Art Assoc., Northshore Art Asso., Lyme Art Association, CT, The Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT, The Gallery of the Art League of New Britain