Ahmed Khan

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Date of Birth 1938 SahjehanPur, UP, India

Joined National College of Arts in 1963 as lecturer in Graphic Design and served the institution till 1988, also remained Head of Department during the tenure.


Awards And Destinations:

1996  Shakir Ali Award, highest recognition for the best modern painter of the year.

1987  Awarded first prize in painting Lahore Biennials International Exhibition

1983-84  Awarded first prize in sculpture National Exhibition Islamabad.

1976  Awarded Fellowship National College of Arts Lahore.

1963  Kipling Award, highest recognition for best graduate of the National College of Arts.


Selected Shows:

2006  Lantern Of the East, the 16thPyeongtaek International Art Festival At  Pyeongtaek Museum. Korea.

2006  Transcending Borders, Organized by Ejaz art gallery, Lahore, at ITC Maurya Sheraton & Towers, Delhi, India.

2005  Art of giving , Indus Inspirations,  auction and exhibition at Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground. London, UK.

2005  One 2 One, 58 years 58artists 58 works at Alhamra Art Gallery Organized by Lahore arts council Lahore, Pakistan

2005  Diverse Voices, Contemperoryart  from Pakistan Organized by Croweater   Gallery Lahore, at The Omani Society For arts, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

2003-2005  Group shows in India, Malaysia, China, Iran, and Canada.

2000  Participated in an exhibition another vision Asia House, London.

1995-96  Participated in exhibition of Pakistani artists in Asian Pacific Museum California U.S.A.


Solo Exhibition:

2000  Image of Faith Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi Pakistan.

2001  Clifton Art Gallery Karachi.

2001  Clifton Art Gallery Karachi

2003  Canvas Art Gallery Karachi, image of faith.


Professional Achievement:

2001  Presented Pakistan in Calligraphy Biennale Sharja Museum, UAE.

1995-97  Design executed the total interior art work of National Assembly Hall, using the technique of silver and gold leaves with chemical reactions and transparent colors.

1994-97  Established an art workshop for creative activities for freelance artists and continued Experimenting with various mediums and evolved unique technique of painting with silver leaves and chemical reactions and completed several commissioned art projects for leading banks and investment corporations such as Al-Faisal Islamic Investment Bank and Askari Commercial Bank.

1991-93  Design and executed calligraphic sculptural monument Alif-Lam-Meem at Lahore Cantt. Pakistan.

1988-90  Design and executed Girja Chowk environmental monument at Lahore Cantt. Pakistan.

1985-86  Design and executed environmental sculptures for Lahore Zoo, Pakistan.

1984-85  Design and executed Shaheed monument Nowshera, Pakistan.

1983-84  Design and executed comprehensive environmental art work for Civil aviation Authority Campus, executed monuments, sculptures, paintings and environmental graphics. Hyderabad Pakistan.

1981-82  Design and executed monument for Lahore and Islamabad airports, Pakistan.

1973-76  Carried out a mass media communication research program through out Pakistan for the Central Ministry of Education.

1972-73  Design and executed a monument struggle of independence at Islamabad, Pakistan.

1970-71  Invited to the printmaking workshop at Venice, Italy.

1966-71  Worked with eminent American print maker Ponce de Leon, these prints were included in Congress Library and Smithsonian Institute collection. This work was also reproduced in PRAT Institute Graphic Annual and was exhibited in Tokyo Printmaking Biennial.

1963-65  Carried out folk art research program through out Pakistan, organised and represented Exhibition of Folk Art in Common Wealth Art Festival at the Royal Festival Hall London. Participated in many national and international group shows, his work can be seen at many Private and government buildings and also with private collectors, his work has been Reproduced in most of the national and international art publications.