Munsoor Rahi

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Date of Birth 1939 Maldah (West Bengal)

1962  Graduated In Fine Arts From The Government College Of Arts And Crafts, Dacca, Securing First Class First, And Was Groomed By such Eminent Artists A Zainul Abedin Kibria And Aminul Islam.

1963  Invited To Karachi By management Of The Pakistan Arts Council To Hold Exhibitions,There after Offered A Post Of Art Teacher. Spent A Year And half On This Assignment.

1965  Re-Organized Karachi School Of Art And Got It Recognized By The Board Of Technical Education And started working as The Principal.

1966-1969  During These Three Years, Rahi Held Seven One-man Exhibitions And Executed 12 Murals At Different Place In Pakistan.

1969  Married Painter Hajra Zuberi

1970  Visited East Pakistan And Made Sketches Of Cyclone Affected People

1971  Having Always Been Dedicated To The concept Of Pakistan Rahi Refused To Migrate To Bangladesh.

1982  Appointed Associate Professor Of Art In Peshawar University.

1984  Departure From Karachi And Settled In Islamabad.





1957 to 1962  Participated In Annual Exhibitions Of Paintings At Government College Of Arts And Crafts, Dacca

1963  One-Man Show At Dacca, (Press Club).

1963  One-Man Show At Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1965  Two One-Man Shows At PNCA And Islamabad Club

1967  One-Man Show At The Gallery, Karachi.

1968  One-Man Show At The Gallery, Karachi.

1969  1st Prize In Pakistan National Exhibition, Sponsored By ILO In Islamabad.

1969 to 1971  Participated In Three Anniversary Exhibitions Of The Contemporary Art Galleries, Rawalpindi.

1970  One-Man Show At The Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1971  One-Man Show Of War Paintings At The Gallery, Karachi.

1971  One-Man Show At Islamabad club, Islamabad.

1972  One-Man Show At Contemporary Art Gallery, Rawalpindi.

1973  One-Man Show At gallery Of Hotel Midway House, Karachi. Showing The Story Of Pakistan.

1974  One-Man Show At Hotel Intercontinental, Karachi.

1974  One-Man Show at Society Of Contemporary Art, Rawalpindi.

1974  Group Show Of Karachi Artists Summer Exhibition At The Indus Gallery, Karachi.

1975  Group Show Of Karachi Artists At Atelier B.M., Karachi.

1975  One-Man Show At Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1975  One-Man Show Of Impressionistic Drawings On The Subject  World Food Crisis At Gallery Of Hotel Midway House, Karachi. Sponsored By PIA-KLM.

1975  One-Man Show At National Art Gallery, Pakistan National. Council OF the Arts, Islamabad.

1980  One-Man Show At Indus Gallery, Karachi.

1980  One-Man Show At National Art Gallery, Islamabad.

1980  Entered Paintings In Asian Art show In Fokuoka, South Japan, Through Courtesy Of PNCA.

2008  Exhibition at Art scene galleries, Karachi


Exhibition:  1962-2008  Solo & Group:

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Iran, turkey, India, China, England, France, Germany, America.



Pride Of Performance

1961  First Prize:  Govt. College Of Art & Craft Dhaka.

1969  First Prize:  All Pakistan National Exhibition (PNCA).

1974  First Prize:  Asian art Expo Sponsored By ILO.

1981  First Prize:  All Pakistan National Exhibition (PNCA).

1987  Shakir Ali Award:   First International Biennale Show (PNCA).