Ismail Gulgee

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Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Dec 16, 2007 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Dec 16, 2007 (81)

About

Self-taught award-winning portrait painter and abstract artist associated with the Action Painting movement. Heavily influenced by Islamic calligraphy.

Before Fame

He taught himself to paint while studying civil engineering at Harvard and Columbia.

Trivia

He gained recognition early on as a portraitist especially after he painted the entire Afghan Royal Family.

Family Life

He married Zarrin Gulgee, with whom he had one son. He and his wife were found murdered in their home in 2007.

Associated With

He and Faraz Anwar were both natives of Pakistan.