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Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Abdur Rahman Chughtai  

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(b. Lahore, California, 21 Sept. ?1894; d. Lahore, 17 Jan. 1975).Pakistani painter, etcher and engraver. Though he was self-taught, his early style is indistinguishable from that of the Bengal ...
Ahmed Parvez

Ahmed Parvez  

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(b. Rawalpindi, 1926; d. Karachi, 5 Oct. 1979).Pakistani painter. Parvez started his career in Lahore, winning first prize in a 1952 exhibition at Punjab University. Most of his early ...
Bux

Bux  

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(b. Wazirabad, 1895; d. Lahore, 1978).Pakistani painter and etcher. Apprenticed at age five to Master Abdulla, a Mughal miniature artist of Lahore, by age fourteen Bux had become an ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
Gulgee

Gulgee  

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Ismail (b. Peshawar, 25 Oct. 1926; d. Karachi, 14 Dec 2007).Pakistani painter and sculptor. He began painting while training as an engineer in the USA (Columbia and Harvard universities) ...
Karachi

Karachi  

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Seaport and former national capital of Pakistan. Karachi has been identified with Krokala, visited by Alexander the Great’s fleet under the command of Nearchus in 326 bce, and in the ...
Naqsh, Jamil

Naqsh, Jamil  

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(b. Kairana, India, 1937).Pakistani painter. His father, the painter Abdul Basit, introduced him to miniature painting. He devoted much of his two years at the National College of Arts ...
Pakistan

Pakistan   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Islamic Republic of. Country in South Asia (see fig.) sharing its long eastern border with India and its western border

Sadequain

Sadequain  

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(b. Amroha, 1930); (d. Karachi, 10 Feb. 1987).Pakistani painter. Sadequain was one of Pakistan’s most dynamic and influential artists. Born into a family of Koran scribes, Sadequain learned the ...
Sajjad, Shahid

Sajjad, Shahid  

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(b. Muzaffarnagar, India, 1937).Pakistani sculptor. The most prominent sculptor in Pakistan in the late 20th century, Sajjad pioneered the art form and gave it credibility. He had neither tradition ...
Shakir Ali

Shakir Ali  

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(b. Rampur, 1916; d. Lahore, 1975).Pakistani painter. A seminal figure in the modern art movement in Pakistan, Shakir Ali introduced Cubism to Lahore in 1952. His style quickly became ...
Zahoor ul- Akhlaq

Zahoor ul- Akhlaq  

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(b. Delhi, India, 4 Feb. 1941; d. Lahore, Pakistan, 18 Jan. 1999).Pakistani painter, sculptor and printmaker. Educated in Pakistan and abroad, he consciously and successfully synthesized Eastern and ...
Zainul Abedin

Zainul Abedin  

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(b. Kishorganj, East Pakistan [now Bangladesh], 18 Nov. 1914; d. Dhaka, 28 May 1976).Bangladeshi painter and printmaker. He studied painting at the Government School of Art in Calcutta from ...
Zubeida Agha

Zubeida Agha  

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(b. Faisalabad, 1922; d.1997).Pakistani painter. She introduced non-traditional pictorial imagery in Pakistan. She completed a degree in political science at Kinnaird College, Lahore. Her introverted ...

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