Khalid Iqbal

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Title: Punjab landscape Medium: Oil on canvas Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Khalid Iqbal was born in 1929 and has always been a believer in representational painting. Khalid Iqbal paints through a process of acute observation and an understanding and feeling for his subject matter. He painted in Lahore for more than forty years before his death. Khalid Iqbal’s influence on painting in Lahore has been profound, He is responsible for a whole school of landscape painters in Lahore who have slowly evolved their distinct styles. The artist is one of Pakistan’s most disctinct and celebrated masters. Khalid Iqbal never exhibited in his lifetime. Rarely is his work available.


tipu sultan

Title: Tipu Sultan portrait Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 17 by 22 inches *Signed in front Amal Yousaf Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Yousaf was an early academic realist trained painter. Born in India in 1800s the artist trained under the East India Company portraits commission tradition, later exponents of this style of European realism painting include: Sawlaram Lakshman Haldankar (1882-1968), M V Dhurandhar (1867-1944), Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) and other prominent Indian realists trained by the British under the Raj. Composition (left) is a portrait of the Tiger of Mysore Ruler Tipu Sultan (1750-1799) while below two images are paintings of a Mughal Princess (left) and a Queen (right), representing a past glorious heritage pre-British rule.

Tassaduq Sohail


Title: Witching hour Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 24 by 35.5 inches Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com

Tassaduq Sohail was born in Jullandar, India in 1930 and lived in London for a number of years where he studied art at St.Martin College of Art. His work is in miniature style; through his art Sohail explores the themes of identity, religion, culture and sexuality. The artist’s work has featured in a number of auctions and his work has been shown at museums in the U.K. His painting ‘Mullah looks at life’ (1983) is in the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection. Sohail’s paintings ridicule religious clergy. He enjoys immense popularity amongst art collectors.

Mohammad Ali Talpur


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Mohammad Ali Talpur (born 1976) is a minimalist artist who has participated in a number of exhibitions including Art & Public gallery, Geneva, XVA gallery, Dubai, Finsbury Park, England, Shanghai Art Fair, Dubai Art Fair, and Hong Kong art fair and others. The artist graduated from National College of Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. M Ali Talpur was resident artist at the Khoj International Public Art Residency in Delhi in 2006. His line drawings or ‘lakereen’ are drawn in felt tip pen on paper or ink or pencil. His current work or series reflects ‘art without content’ going back to the craft of drawing. Mohammad Ali Talpur’s drawings have been auctioned at major auction houses internationally.



Title: Allah Medium: Oil on canvas Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com


Gulgee (born 1926 died 2007) was an award winning master artist famous for his abstract action and calligraphy paintings. Gulgee was a trained Engineer by Profession and a self-taught artist; he received acclaim for his realistic portraits and commissions most notably those of the Royal Family and Prince Aga Khan. Ismail Gulgee was the receipient of Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (twice), Hilal-e-Imtiaz and other artist awards and prizes.  The artist’s work was widely exhibited internationally during his lifetime and Gulgee is a leading name in the Pakistani art world. His paintings are in the collection of major art collectors worldwide. Gulgee’s paintings have featuring in every major international auction including: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams etc.

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Laila Shahzada


Title: Pathan Doll Medium: Oil on canvas Contact: info@unicorngalleryblog.com


Laila Shahzada was born in 1926 in the U.K. She was one of Pakistan’s most internationally renowned artists; One of the first women painters in Pakistan to gain international recognition with exhibitions around the world including Pakistan, London, Paris, Tokyo, Monte Carlo and New York. During her lifetime her work was shown at the prestigious Pasadena museum. She was awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan in 1984 and the Pride of Performance in 1995. Laila was awarded the “Key to the City” of New York — the only Pakistani to receive this award.

Her paintings are in the collection of every major art collector and Pakistan’s most distinguished old families. Posthumously Pakistan Post honoured the artist along with ten other masters with collector’s item rare stamps of the artist and their work. Several publications feature information on the artist and a biography is available in the form of the Foundation for Museum of Modern Art and Oxford University Press joint venture publication ‘Laila Shahzada – Exploring an Inner Landscape’ by Salwat Ali. Laila Shahazada’s paintings have auctioned at major international auction houses including: Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Christie’s and Artnet. In December 2014 Unicorn Gallery held the largest independent Laila Shahzada retrospective.


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