Syed Faizan Peerzada
|Died||21 December 2012 (aged 54)|
|Occupation(s)||Artist, puppeteer, theatre director|
Peerzada started his artistic journey long before his career. He began painting and crafting puppets as a young adult and his lifelong passion for the arts colored the course of his entire life. His mark in the artistic world remains as a puppeteer, a painter and a patron of the arts. Peerzada also received the 'Thamgha-e-Imtiaz', the Presidential Award for Puppetry in 2004.
Life of Faizan Peerzada 1958 Producer, director, and puppeteer was born with a twin brother in Lahore He held his first painting exhibition at the American Cultural Centre, Karachi 1977 Faizan held approximately 40 painting exhibitions in Pakistan, and 26 solo art exhibitions in the United States and Europe Faizan began his career at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, and later became the artistic director 1979 He specially designed programmes to celebrate the International Year of the Child spread over the entire year Designed three major art festivals in which at least 35,000 children participated in a span of six months. 1980 Faizan's fascination for lights began (He designed stages and lights for several Pakistani and International events) 1992 Faizan was the integral driving force in creating 15 International Festivals of Puppets, Theatre, Music, and Dance 1998 Faizan's Fourth International Puppet Festival held in Lahore was declared internationally as the biggest international puppet festival in the world 1993 He was made the president of UNIMA (world-wide puppetry organisation) in Pakistan.
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