Abdur Rahman Chughtai biography

Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Painting, Visual Artist

1897 – 1975

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Who was Abdur Rahman Chughtai?

Abdur Rahman Chughtai was a painter and intellectual from Pakistan, who created his own unique, distinctive painting style influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions. He is considered 'the first significant modern Muslim artist from South Asia', and the national artist of Pakistan. He was given the title of Khan Bahadur in 1934, awarded Pakistan's Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 1960, and the Presidential medal for Pride of Performance in 1968.

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Born
1897
Lahore
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Education
  • National College of Arts Lahore
Died
Jan 17, 1975

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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