Gulgee

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 […]

Khalid Iqbal

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, […]

LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE 10 – 30 December 2014

Unicorn Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of the late Master artist Laila Shahzada – a pioneer of modern art painting in Pakistan LAILA SHAHZADA RETROSPECTIVE (1926-1994) is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Pakistani Master artist Laila Shahzada on her twentieth death anniversary and features paintings from various series such as ‘Driftwood’, […]

Jean Claude Novaro

Born in Antibes, France in 1943 Jean Claude Novaro is today recognized as one of the greatest glass blowers of our time. His unique and distinctive art-glass creations are highly prized and sought after by art connoisseurs world-wide. Jean-Claude Novaro’s works are in museums, galleries and private collections. Novaro’s hard-earned skills and artistic genius, combined […]

M F HUSAIN

M F Husain is India’s most celebrated and internationally renowned painter of all times. Maqbool Fida Husain (born 1915 died 2011) was known as the Picasso of India. A self-taught artist, Husain was a prolific painter known for his various series including: Gaja Gamini, British Raj, depiction of Hindus gods & goddesses, Mother Teresa, Indian […]

Ahmed Khan

  Ahmed Khan (born 1938 Sahjehan Pur, UP, India) joined National College of Arts as a lecturer in 1963 till 1988. The artist was also Head of Department at the NCA. Ahmed Khan’s work has been widely exhibited in Pakistan and abroad, his original individualistic calligraphy style has led to his paintings being auctioned internationally […]

Eqbal Mehdi

Eqbal Mehdi was born in 1946 in Amroha, India and was a trained realist painter. The artist was influenced by the work of old masters particularly Rembrandt and Andrew Wyeth. During his lifetime Eqbal Mehdi received several awards for his outstanding drawings, and was commissioned by art collectors and organizations to paint portraits on large […]

Sadequain

 Sadequain is Pakistan’s most renowned master artist. Sadequain’s paintings and murals are in major museums and organizations and he is considered a leading pioneer in modern Pakistani art movement. A number of publications are available on the life and art of Sadequain. The artist won several awards for his work including:Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 1960 from Government […]

S Safdar

S. Safdar was a prolific painter and always took part in group exhibitions besides holding about a dozen one-man shows of his work. He was born in Gujrat in 1924 and made sets for films in Bombay. The artist designed stalls and set up an art sketch club between the years 1940-47.  Quite often he […]

Bashir Ahmed

Bashir Ahmed was born in 1953 and was the department head of miniature department at the National College of Arts in Lahore. A distinguished artist Professor Bashir Ahmed has been a traditional miniature artist working in the original Persian and Mughal miniature techniques and training  generations of modern miniaturists. Book: Miniature painters, ‘Painters of Pakistan’ […]

Mansur Aye

Mansur Aye was born in 1941 and passed away in the year 2008. In his lifetime the artist executed several paintings, some of the themes included:  Moon-faced girls, stilll life, portraits of women and musicians at work. The artist was prolific and worked in pencil drawings, brush drawing, chemical drawings, water colour, mixed media, acrylic […]

Jameel Ahmed

JAMEEL AHMED also known Jhuggi wala was a self taught artist found in a slum in Karachi. While the date of his birth is unknown Jameel later moved and later died in East Pakistan present day Bangladesh in 1982. Jameel jhuggiwala was known for his landscape paintings of Punjab and East Pakistan as well as […]