1969 born in Tehran, Iran and lives and works in Brighton, UK.
Darvish Fakhr is an artist and a painter. He grew up in America but has been living and working in the UK for the past 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 and used the opportunity to go to Iran and paint local people in Tehran and Isfahan.
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 include: 2014 "Palimpsest" Edge of Arabia (upcoming Sept 4-Oct 2), London 2013 "Farce" Aun Gallery, Tehran 2011 "Safar" Aun Gallery, Tehran 2008 Commissioned by Jerwood Gallery 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 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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