Ismail Gulgee | the artist

The artist Ismail Gulgee
Born Oct 25, 1926, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Died Dec 16, 2007, Karachi, .
Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

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Ismail Gulgee’s (b.1926) large calligraphic panel in the exhibition was historic for both the artist and for Pakistan. Made for the 1974 Arab summit in Lahore, it marked Pakistan’s new interest in the Islamic world rather than alliances with the USSR or the US, and secured Gulgee’s international reputation...

known simply as his last name, has produced numerous works using the different names of Allah. This is one such work. The thickly applied paint on this canvas spells out Allah in Arabic letters...