Born: January 24, 1930 in Esfahan
Claim to Fame: Paintings define an era of Persian Art. Artwork can be seen all over Iran on carpets, canvas, and in art galleries.
Farshchian was appointed the position of administrator of the National Arts and joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University as an art professor. Here he continued creating unique masterpieces which would go on to be displayed around the world. The first-degree medal of art and culture given to Farshchian was by President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on July 3, 1995.
Farshchian currently resides in the United States. His work has been displayed and welcomed by such prestigious institutions as the Bibliotheque Nationale, British Library, Freer Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Harvard University.