Ahmed Parvez (born 1926 died 1979). A rare, spectacular, abstract Ahmed Parvez painting from the year 1977 with full authentication is currently available. This painting has strong provenance. It is an Oil/mix media on canvas.
Ahmed Parvez was a modernist painter from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was a member of The Lahore Group in Pakistan and founder of the Pakistan Group in London. He was also among the few early modernists of Pakistani origin to have garnered considerable critical acclaim, with solo exhibitions at the New Vision, Lincoln, and Clement Stephens galleries in London, along with exhibitions at London’s Commonwealth Institute and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford between 1952 – 1964.
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Shahid Jalal (born 1948) is a senior painter with paintings in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Pakistan, the national Assembly, Prime Minister’s House, World Bank, Foreign Office and Pakistan House, Delhi as well as other prominent public and private organizations. The artist held his first major exhibition in October 1980. To date, the artist has exhibited in Washington, Sotheby’s London, Stockholm and Delhi Trinale. Shahid Jalal has participated in several solo and group shows across Pakistan and abroad.
Gulgee (1926 – 2007) is Pakistan’s most action calligraphy artist. Recipient of Pride of performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the artist received several awards and international acknowledgement during his lifetime. His work featured prominently in art publications and the artist rose to global fame in his lifetime. Originally having been trained as an engineer, Gulgee is a self-taught artist of calligraphy, abstracts and his renowned lapuz lazuli portraits.
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 recipient 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.
SHAHID JALAL (Born 1948) is one of the outstanding members of the Association who has no art qualification from any institution and has therefore not been mentioned in their context. He has developed a style of his own which is executed with thick impasto brush strokes, the surface being further divided to form a subtle pattern in his patiently executed landscapes, in which the sunlight and shadows are the other striking elements of the larger design – Paintings at Alhamra ’50 years of Lahore Arts Council’ by Dr. Mussarat Hassan
There is nothing casual or even offhand in his work. Both the subject and the style are neat, orderly, planned, precise and refined, like the artist himself – Landscape painters, ‘Painters of Pakistan’ by S. Amjad Ali
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 of Pakistan, Biennale de Paris in 1961 from Government of France, President’s Medal of Honor in 1962 and Cultural Award from Government of Australia in 1975.
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 laboured on the background to give it a Cubist look and somehow fitted the human figure of the woman into it as part of the linear pattern. Safdar is an old master and rarely is his work available. His paintings are in the collection of serious collectors
Mohammad Kazim was born in Hyderabad Deccan in 1943. He was a distinguished painter, printmaker, calligraphist who worked in mulmul (velvet) cloth and handmade paper and vegetable dyes. Kazim was known for his Indus Valley paintings of Mohen-jo-Daro women as well as Indus Valley reliefs. The artist participated in an arts residents by Chicago Artists International and participated in various international exhibitions held in Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Norway, and Spain and had won a bronze medal at the 6th National Exhibition held in 1994. He passed away in 2007.
GHULAM RASUL (1942-2009) is widely considered the most influential landscape painter of Pakistan.
His works are in private and public collections including: National Museum, National Art Gallery Islamabad, Bradford Museum and Galleries, N.I.U Board of Regents Springfields, Asian Art L.V Museum.
The artist has participated in major traveling shows at Asia Museum, Pasadena, PNCA, Asia House, Artist Association of Punjab, Al-Hamra Art Center, Fukuoka Museum, Society of Contemporary Art and several others.
Trained with an M.A in printmaking and painting from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA from 1970-72 and Punjab University, M.A Fine Arts in 1964, Rasul introduced flat colour application to landscape painting in Pakistan. The late master was best known for his monumental Mustard fields’ paintings and his varied use of several tones of green.
This landmark exhibition brings together the artist’s latter paintings. Ghulam Rasul created remarkable and innovative works that have redefined contemporary landscape practice.
Unicorn Gallery takes pride in hosting this retrospective in collaboration with the late artist’s family, the first of its kind to be held in Karachi with the last remaining works available on the occasion. – Seemah Niaz.