(1926 - 2007)
Ismail Gulgee was active/lived in India. Ismail Gulgee is known for paintings.
Biography Ismail Gulgee
Born in 1926, Gulgee had initially trained as an engineer and held
degrees from Colombia University and Harvard. Initially Gulgee's
artistic endeavors were not taken seriously. Meeting with the Aga Khan
in the early 1950s, when the country of Pakistan was still in its
infancy, Gulgee was told that the nation needed engineers not artists as
'an artist brings glory to himself'.
Gulgee's critical acclaim
was received after his photo realistic commissioned portraits caught the
attention of high ranking royalty and dignitaries in wider South Asia.
Gulgee as an artist united the youthful Pakistani nation with the Middle
East and Central Asia in a way that only an exchange of culture and art
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