Friday, April 28, 2017

Abdur Rahman Chughtai

[Pakistan] (b 1894/d 1975)

" Abdur Chughtai created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. (...)  He was given the title of Khan Bahadur by the British Empire in India in 1934, awarded Pakistan's Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1960, and the Presidential medal for Pride of Performance in 1958. (..) After completing his education at the Railway Technical School, Lahore, in 1911, Chughtai joined the Lahore Mayo School of Arts. (..) After leaving the school, he made a living for a while as a photographer and drawing teacher. He eventually became the head instructor in chromo-lithography at the Mayo School. (...) He had his first exhibition in 1920 at the Punjab Fine Art Society,and also exhibited with the Indian School of Oriental Art during the 1920s, by which time he had become quite renowned. (...) he predominantly worked with watercolors but Chughtai was also a print-maker, perfecting his etching skills in London during visits in the mid-1930s. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Chughtai came to be regarded as one of the most famous representatives of Pakistan ; his paintings were given to visiting heads of states and  Allama Iqbal, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth II were amongst his admirers. (...) "


Pakistan 1948 "1st Anniversary of the Independence" (4,4,1) [Recess] Sc(23)

Pakistan 1951 "4th Anniversary of the Independence" (9,4,4) [Recess] Sc(55,...,62)

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