Jamil Naqsh

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Date of Birth 1939 25th December, Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, India.

1953  Studied Indian Miniature Painting with the late Ustad Muhammad Shariff, National College of Arts,        Lahore.



1961  First Prize, Women’s International Club, Karachi.

1962  Gold Medal, Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1980  Shakir Ali Award, Ministry of Culture, Government of Pakistan.

1989  President’s Pride of Performance Award.

1989  Pursuit of Excellence Award, The Artists’ Association of Punjab, Pakistan.


Solo Exhibitions:

1962  Pakistan Arts Council, Lahore.

1963  Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1963  The Pak-Brazil Friendship Association, Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi.

1967  Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi.

1971  Pakistan Art Gallery, Karachi.

1996  Establishment of JamilNaqsh Foundation and Museum, Karachi.

1996  Homage to Marino Marini, Momart Gallery, Karachi.

1996  Beyond Words, The Art Gallery, Islamabad.

1996  Modern Manuscripts, Momart Art Gallery, Islamabad.

1996  Private viewing hosted by Amina and JehangirTareen, Trustees of JamilNaqsh Foundation, Lahore.

1997  Mother and Child, dedicated to Dr. FaridonSetna, a private viewing hosted by Meher and    Husain Sheriff, Trustees of JamilNaqsh Foundation, Karachi.

1998  Homage to Marino Marini, JamilNaqsh Museum and Momart Art Gallery, Karachi.

1999  Formal Inauguration, JamilNaqsh Museum, Karachi.

2001  Magic of the Line, Momart Art Gallery, Karachi.

2003  Private Collection of NajmiSura, JamilNaqsh Museum and MomartArt  Gallery, Karachi.

2011  Solo Show at theAldemarle Gallery, London.


Group Shows:

1953  National Art Competition, Multan.

1963  Painters from Pakistan, Nepal.

1964  Painters from Pakistan, Ceylon.

1970  GallerieChristophDurr, Munich, West Germany.

1972  Painters from Pakistan, Pakistan National Council of the Arts inParis,London,Italy,Munich, New    York,Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Libya, Morocco, Ghana and Sudan.

1992  Trivandrum and New Delhi, India.

1992  Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, U.S.A.


Special Projects:

1960-68  Co-editor of Seep Urdu Literary Quarterly and Arts International.

1968  First Prize, National Compettion by Hamdard National Foundation for a poster design ‘To find     a Cure for Cancer’, for display and distribution by the W.H.O.

1973  Calligraphy executed in oil on canvas for the Hamdard National Foundation.

1974  Mural executed in oil on canvas for The Cancer Society of Pakistan, Karachi, for display and      Distribution by the W.H.O.

1976  Mural executed in oil on canvas for the Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore.

1970-73  President, Pakistan Painters Guild.