Mian Ijaz ul Hassan
Early life and career
Born in 1940, he studied at Aitchison College in Lahore and then at Saint Martin's School of Art in London. He later studied literature at Government College, Lahore and St. John's College, Cambridge. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Awards and recognition
- Profile and paintings of Mian Ijaz ul Hassan on paintersofpakistan.wordpress.com website, Retrieved 31 August 2017
- Profile and interview of painter Ijaz ul Hassan on artnowpakistan.com website, Retrieved 31 August 2017
- Interview with Mian Ijaz ul Hassan on Aitchison College website, Retrieved 31 August 2017
- Profile of Mian Ijaz ul Hassan, Dawn (newspaper), Published 19 May 2013, Retrieved 31 August 2017
- 'Mian Ijaz ul Hassan: Pakistan's protest artist', Profile of Mian Ijaz ul Hassan on independent.co.uk website, Published 20 November 2007, Retrieved 31 August 2017
- Mian Ijaz ul Hassan's Pride of Performance Award info listed on newsweekpakistan.com website, Newsweek (Pakistan), Published 9 March 2017, Retrieved 31 August 2017