Professor Zahoor ul Akhlaq

Born: 1941, Delhi, India

Nationality: Pakistani


1958-62, National Diploma in Fine Art; National College of Arts - Lahore, Pakistan 1966-67, Post graduate studies: Hornsey college of Arts, London; 1968-69, post graduate studies: Royal College of Arts, London; 1987 -89, post doctoral studies: Fulbright Research Fellowship at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music; Religion and the Arts, Yale University, USA and at Yale School of Arts and Architecture, Yale University.

Some of his exhibitions...

1964 National exhibition, Lahore
1962 Solo exhibition, Karachi National Exhibition, Rawalpindi
1963 'Communication Through Art', Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Dhaka (Pakistan and Bangladesh)
Solo exhibition, Karachi
1965 RCD Biennale, Tehran (Iran), 2nd prize
National exhibition of arts, Dhaka
Solo exhibition, Art Galleries, Rawalpindi
Joint exhibition, Ministry of Culture, Now York and Montreal
1967 Museum of Modern Arts; Paris Also four exhibitions in London and Oxford, England.
1969 Lahore Museum
Post graduate show, Royal College of Art, London
1970 'Painting in Pakistan', travelling exhibition, 26 countries
1974 Solo exhibition, Pakistan Arts Council, Karachi
1975 'Graphics In Pakistan', Italy
1976 Sao Paolo Biennale (Brazil)
1981 Solo exhibition, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad
1982 Hershorn Museum, Washington D.C.
'Thirty Five Years of Painting in Punjab', Lahore Asian Festival; Tokyo
1983 Represented Pakistan in Asian Festival of Art, Dhaka
1988 joint exhibition, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Religion and the Arts, Yale University (USA)
1989 Solo exhibition, Yale University Solo exhibition, Galerie Mont Calm Hull, Canada
Solo exhibitions at Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad in 1982, 1990, 1992
Solo exhibitions at Chowkundi Gallery, Karachi, in 1986, 1990, 1991 and 1993
and many many more...................

Commissions and collections:

Gallery Borgeson, Malmo (Sweden)
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Wallraf Richartz Museum, Cologne
Bibliotheque Royale, Brussels
British Council, London
Argyll Collection (England)
Hiroshima Museum, Hiroshima (Japan)
Print Making Workshop, New York
National gallery, Islamabad
Embassies of Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, London, Dacca, Delhi
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi, India
National Museum, Amman, Jordan

Professional Teaching

1963-91 Lecturer in Art, then Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and finally full Professor of Art and Head of Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore from 1979 until his retirement

1991-2 Visiting Professor at the Department of Fine Arts, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

1995-5 Visiting Professor, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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