Mostafa Keyhani was born in Iran in 1954 and is a Canadian citizen presently residing in Canada. It was during his years as a secondary school student that he was encouraged by one of his teachers to pursue his artistic talents. As a result, the artist became completely devoted to painting.
After receiving a diploma in biology and anatomy, Keyhani studied art at Düsseldorf University. Upon completion of his studies, he then spent seven years traveling Germany and France, all the while developing his technique and style. It is typical of Keyhani's paintings to convey the lively spirit of street scenes, scenic landscapes and the beauty of floral still life. His brilliance with color and energetic compositions enchant the viewer.
Mostafa Keyhani's work can be found in the Canadian Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada and at St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont.
- Salmagundi Club
- Signature member of Oil Painters of America
- Tucson Plein Air Painters Society (TPAPS)
- Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA)
Awards and Honors
- Animal Award of Excellence & Members Choice Award Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, 2017
- First Place, Salmagundi Club, 2014
- Emil Carlsen Award, Salmagundi Club, Fall Auction, NYC 2010
- Salmagundi Club, Fall Auction, NYC 2006
- Joseph Hartley SCNY Award - The Salmagundi Club - May 4, 2005
- Jane Impastalo Award at The "Salmagundi Club" For his painting of "Wall Street II" October 2004
- Second Place - Los Ranchos, El Presidio Gallery - Tucson, Arizona 2004
- Third Place - Tucson Plein Air Painters Society Distinguished Artist Member Show 2004
- Honorable Mention: Salon International 2003
Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art @ Greenhouse Gallery San Antonio, TX
- Honorable Mention: Hilton Head Art League 2003 National Exhibition, South Carolina
- Honorable Mention-ArtScape, Naples, FL 2003 Award of Artistic Achievement
- Third place - View Point 2003, Cincinnati Art Club (Cincinnati, OH,2003)
- First Place- (Silvio Valerio SCNY Award) Salmagundi Club, NYC (Fall Auction) 2002
- The Best Street Scene ( TUCSON PLEIN AIR 2001 )