J Iqbal Geoffrey
J. Iqbal Geoffrey is active/lives in California, New York / Pakistan, England. J Geoffrey is known for abstract painting, calligraphy, symbolism, conceptual art.
Biography J. Iqbal Geoffrey
J. Iqbal Geoffrey born 1939
Pakistani abstract painter, whose work is based on a fusion of ancient Eastern and modern Western traditions. Born in Chiniot, Pakistan (then India). Began drawing at an early age and in 1955 to paint in oils, already working in calligraphic tachiste abstract styles and often introducing Hindu symbolism. Founded and edited a journal The Pen Post 1955-9 and published a book of verse in Urdu 1957. Took a BA degree at Government College, Lahore, 1957 and a law degree at the University of the Punjab 1959; called to the Bar of Pakistan at the age of 20.
Went to London in 1960 and decided to become a professional painter; first retrospective exhibition at the Alfred Brod Galleries, London, 1962. A
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