Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Tribute to Painters of Pakistan

While every Pakistani deserves commendation for doing his/her bit for the progress and development of Pakistan, the artists and painters, have also contributed magnificently to project the cultural aspirations of the country. 

There is a long list of these great painters and calligraphers, but few definitely stand out above the rest. On 14 August 2006, the Pakistan Post issued a set of ten commemorative stamps to honour these few. In fact this is a posthumous tribute to ten great painters who helped to raise an awareness of art in Pakistan and established their names in universal art world. 

These stamps have been designed by Adil Salahuddin, general manager Pakistan Post. A graduate from the National College of Art, Lahore, he is also designer of over 550 stamps for the Pakistan Post.

(A few great names like Chughtai, Ustad Allah Bakhsh, Haji Muhammad Sharif and Aftab Zafar are missing here for the reason that a set of commemorative stamps has already been issued by the Pakistan Post).

The detail of each painter for whom the stamps were issued can be found at the links given below.

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