|Biographical detail : || Artist who bridged the gap between tradition and modernity.
Sadequain’s work won recognition at the 1961 Paris Biennial when he was only 31 years of age. The contents of his work addressed social evils and later on, he unified spirit of calligraphy to appeal the masses. His early mural, based on the dignity of labour is housed in the Mangla dam, near Islamabad, Pakistan. He also painted a mammoth ceiling for The Lahore Museum based on poet Iqbal’s verses evoking the spirit of man to triumph over odds.
Sadequain, a Pakistani, was an untraditional and self-made, self-taught painter and calligrapher and who, created mysterious – almost mystic – environment with his bold, uninhibited use of media, colours and lines.