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 (1937 - 1987)
Sadequain was active/lived in Pakistan.  Sadequain is known for paintings.


Biography from the Archives of askART

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Born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, in India, he migrated to Pakistan soon after graduating from Agra University with a degree in Art History. He passed away in Pakistan in 1987. Today he's known as a Pakistani painter, and one of the country's most prolific Modernists—having produced more than 15,000 murals, paintings, calligraphies and drawings in his lifetime. He is also one of Pakistan's best known artists, second only, perhaps, to A R. Chughtai. In the late 1950s, Sadequain plunged himself into self-imposed seclusion on Karachi's barren seacoast where he learned to endure a hostile environment. It proved a pivotal moment in his artistic development; his began showing almost immediately in exhibitions in Europe and in the United States throughout the 1960s. In 1961 he won the laureate of the French Biennale for artists under 35. Throughout his career he undertook several large scale public works, most notably his murals in the Lahore Museum. He received state patronage for his murals, yet produced socially and politically satirical works; his work was violently protested during a 1976 exhibition. It took until the early 1980s before Indian audiences began lauding his achievements; he passed away in 1987.

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Biography from Auctionata
Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi was born in India in 1930. In 1950 he moved to Pakistan. He is considered one of the most famous 20th century painters and calligraphers of Pakistan. In the early 1960s Sadequain moved to Paris, where he soon established a foot in the French art circles. There he could record his first successes and was compared with major artists such as Picasso. During this time, he also worked as an illustrator and was awarded the ‘Laureate Biennale de Paris’. (cko) 

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About  Sadequain

Born:  1937 - Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died:   1987
Known for:  paintings