Mian Ijaz ul Hassan

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Mian Ijaz ul Hassan is a Pakistani painter, teacher, art critic and writer.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in 1940, he studied at Aitchison College in Lahore and then at Saint Martin's School of Art in London.[2][3] He later studied literature at Government College, Lahore and St. John's College, Cambridge.[1] He was associated with the National College of Arts from 1966 to 1975 where the famous Pakistani painter artist Shakir Ali acted as his mentor and guide.[1][4] Later, under the regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, he was incarcerated in Lahore Fort after being accused of stealing a Cyclostyle machine from the college. He was later released by his reluctant guards.[5][1]

Ijaz ul Hassan has written regularly on painting, art and culture. His art work has been exhibited in India, the US, France, England, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Belgium and Japan.[1] In Pakistan, his works are displayed in the National Art Gallery, the National Assembly, the Lahore Museum, the Punjab Council of Arts (PUCAR) and the Alhamra Art Centre.[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]


External links[edit]

Official website