Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ISMAIL GULGEE ..A TOWERING ARTIST FROM THE SUBCONTINENT



                                                                        

                                                                    ( WITH HIS WIFE )


                                                                           
                                 ( PASTEL AND CHARCOAL ON PAPER BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
                                                           ( ABSTRACT  BY ISMAIL  GULGEE )
                                                    ( INK ON PAPER BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
                                ( PORTRAIT OF ALLAMA IQBAL  BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
                                       ( BUZUKASHI GAME BY ISMAIL GULGEE   )
                                            ( ABSTRACT BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
                               ( PASTEL AND CHRCOAL ON PAPER  BY ISMAIL GULGEE )

               ( ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY ... SACRED NAME ALI.. BY ISMAIL GUGLEE )
                                                                     



ISMAIL GULGEE ( 1926-2007)




Gulgee ( Pronounced as Gul Ji ) has done Fantastic Portraits , Sculptures , Islamic Calligraphy , Abstract art and above all he remained a master of what is known as " Action Art " in America.
 Every Painting from his "Action Art ' series depicts action . Action or the moving force of Life.
                                                                 
                                                      ( HORSES BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
                                                          ( POLO PLAYER BY ISMAIL GULGEE )
Born in a well off Shia family from Peshawar ,Gulgee  studied at Aligarh , did his civil Engineering  and went to USA where he came under the influence of action painter Elaine Hamilton.



His wife Zarine was also from a well off family of Mumbai. Unfortunately in 2007, this brilliant artist, his wife and their maid servant were killed by some Killers at their karachi residence .


In his Book " INDIAN ART " Published by Oxford University Press, Partha Mitter mentions him in detail . The book deals with History of Art in the Entire south Asian subcontinent.
( Autar Mota )

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