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14 Brilliant Pakistani Artists And Their Captivating Paintings

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Pakistan is blessed with a number of talented artists, calligraphers and painters. Here are some of the memorable paintings by Pakistani artists that captured the attention of people from all over the world.

1. Sadequain

1. Sadequain
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Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi is one of the most notable artists of Pakistan. He is known for his paintings, murals and calligraphy all around the world.

1. Sadequain
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In 1960, he was awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Pride of Performance) by the government of Pakistan.

He also painted the ceiling of Frere Hall in Karachi.

1. Sadequain
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2. Abdur Rahman Chughtai

2. Abdur Rahman Chughtai
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Known as an intellectual and a painter, Abdur Rahman Chughtai created paintings that were unique and distinctive.

2. Abdur Rahman Chughtai
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He is considered as the first significant modern Muslim artist from South Asia. Abdur Rahman was awarded Pakistan’s Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1960, and the Presidential medal for Pride of Performance in 1968.

3. Ustad Haji Muhammad Sharif

3. Ustad Haji Muhammad Sharif
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Born in 1889 in East Punjab, Ustad Haji Muhammad Sharif is considered to be the master of miniature paintings.

3. Ustad Haji Muhammad Sharif
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4. Ahmed Parvez

Ahmed Parvez
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Ahmed Pervez was a contemporary painter from Rawalpindi whose work gained critical acclaim in a short time.

Ahmed Parvez
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He received the President’s Medal for Pride of Performance in 1978.

5. Zubeida Agha

5. Zubeida Agha
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Zubeida Agha is the first modern artist of Pakistan. She is also noted to be a talented colorist.

6. Mian Ijaz ul Hassan

Mian Ijaz ul Hassan
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Mian Ijaz ul Hassan is not only a painter, but a writer, teacher and a critic as well.

Mian Ijaz ul Hassan
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7. Abdul Rahim Nagori

7. Abdul Rahim Nagori
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Abdul Rahim Nagori painted pictures that were famous for their socio-political themes.

7. Abdul Rahim Nagori
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He founded the department of Fine Arts at the University of Sindh in Jamshoro.

8. Ustad Allah Bux

8. Ustad Allah Bux
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Ustad Allah Bux is known for his panoramic paintings and fantasy art.

9. Wahab Jaffer

Wahab Jaffer
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Wahab Jaffer started painting when he was a mere child. He worked and studied art with Ahmed Parvez when he grew up.

10. Salima Hashmi

 Salima Hashmi
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Salima Hashmi is a renowned Pakistani artist as well as a cultural writer and an anti-nuclear weapon activist.

 Salima Hashmi
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11. Khadim Ali

11. Khadim Ali
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Khadim Ali is from Quetta and Kabul who creates miniature and poetic paintings.

11. Khadim Ali
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He often shows Afghan refugees in his paintings.

11. Khadim Ali
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12. Ajaz Anwar

12. Ajaz Anwar
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Ajaz Anwar is an eminent Pakistani painter who was a teacher at National College of Arts Lahore.

12. Ajaz Anwar
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He is known for his watercolor paintings that show the culture and architecture of Lahore.

13. Ghulam Mustafa

13. Ghulam Mustafa
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Ghulam Mustafa is an artist, painter, calligraphist and a computer graphic designer. He has been created art since 1960s.

13. Ghulam Mustafa
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14. Anna Molka Ahmed

14. Anna Molka Ahmed
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Anna Molka Ahmed was a well-known Pakistani artist and a ground-breaker of fine arts in the country after its independence.

Pakistan is a fortunate country to be filled with such creative people that continue to make us proud.