Renowned Pakistani artist Gulgee, wife murdered in Karachi

December 19th, 2007 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, Dec.19 (ANI): Renowned Pakistani artist Ismail Gulgee, his wife Zarine and their maid were found murdered at their residence here on Wednesday.
According to The News, initial investigations reveal that they were killed two to three days ago.
Ismail Gulgee was an award-winning, world famous artist. Born in Peshawar on October 25, 1926, Ismail was a qualified engineer from the U.S and a self-taught abstract and portrait painter.
He held his first art exhibition in 1950. One of his most famous works was a portrait of Afghanistans Shah Zahir Shah that was painted in 1957.
He also had the honour of making portraits of Prince Karim Agha Khan, former princess of Iran, Deeba and former president of Pakistan, Ayub Khan.
Transcending simple canvas and paint formulae, Gulgee was known for using mixed materials in his art and was a sculptor of exceptional skill, a legacy that lives on in his son Amin Gulgee. (ANI)

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