- Born in Iran, came to Canada around 1980
- One of a select few making up the Society of Animal Artists
- Signature member of the Oil Painters of America
- He is an award winning political cartoonist
- In the 80’s his wildlife images rivaled the likes of Robert Bateman, Glen Loates, etc.
- Mr. Sakhavarz works in several mediums: pen and ink, acrylics, watercolours, oils and he sculpts