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Zargar Zahoor

New Delhi, India 9 Followers

About Artist

Prof. Zargar Zahoor was born in the blessed vale of Kashmir. Zahoor’s talent manifested itself when he was still a boy, and by 1971 he decided to be an artist. In that year he was admitted to the prestigious M.S. Univ...

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Prof. Zargar Zahoor was born in the blessed vale of Kashmir. Zahoor’s talent manifested itself when he was still a boy, and by 1971 he decided to be an artist. In that year he was admitted to the prestigious M.S. University of Baroda. Prodigiously gifted as indeed he was, Zahoor had the fortune to work under the stalwarts of Indian art in Baroda including Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, Jeram Patel, K.G.Subramanyam and others.

In the enormous range of his work and in its intrinsic qualities Prof. Zargar Zahoor has beyond doubt achieved mastery in landscape painting. In fact there is a strong consistency about the evolution of his work throughout his unremitting painting life. As a painter he is happy with the fleeting aspect of weather, avalanches and deluges. Of course they are not the only aspects of nature with which he is happy, nor is he obsessed with them. In fact, his refined brushstrokes can magically convey in paint a sense of enchanted serenity and tranquility at large. His scrutiny of nature composes a picture almost from the start but he could grow trees and rocks within. His innovation in technique enables him to create brilliant light by a harmony of light tones instead of by a contrast of light with dark tones. It is a simple impressionistic innovation but a revolutionary one.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    Prof. Zargar Zahoor was born in the blessed vale of Kashmir. Zahoor’s talent manifested itself when he was still a boy, and by 1971 he decided to be an artist. In that year he was admitted to the prestigious M.S. University of Baroda. Prodigiously gifted as indeed he was, Zahoor had the fortune to work under the stalwarts of Indian art in Baroda including Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh, Jeram Patel, K.G.Subramanyam and others.

    In the enormous range of his work and in its intrinsic qualities Prof. Zargar Zahoor has beyond doubt achieved mastery in landscape painting. In fact there is a strong consistency about the evolution of his work throughout his unremitting painting life. As a painter he is happy with the fleeting aspect of weather, avalanches and deluges. Of course they are not the only aspects of nature with which he is happy, nor is he obsessed with them. In fact, his refined brushstrokes can magically convey in paint a sense of enchanted serenity and tranquility at large. His scrutiny of nature composes a picture almost from the start but he could grow trees and rocks within. His innovation in technique enables him to create brilliant light by a harmony of light tones instead of by a contrast of light with dark tones. It is a simple impressionistic innovation but a revolutionary one.

    Zargar Zahoor: Travel With Me

    Painting is everything in my life. I go to a different world, when I am painting. Brushes and colours guide me. The first stroke or form or shape on the canvas guides me further. In each painting there is a certain light coming from somewhere. It is not a deliberate attempt to create it, it just happens automatically. I use colours which express happiness. Whenever you see my paintings, it will bring a smile to your face will engage you as if you were travelling through it. Each painting of mine is different from the other.

  • Academics

    Education:
    Bachelors' and Masters' Degree Fine Arts/ specialization in Graphic Design (Applied Arts) from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Vadodara, Gujart, India.

    Teaching Experience:
    35 years of Graduate and Post Graduate level at faculty of Fine Arts Jamia MIllia Islamia.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions:
    Annual Art Shows of Jammu & Kashmir Academi of Art, Culture and Languages, 1968-1991; all India Drawing and
    Graphics Exhibitions, Chandigarh, 1980-1981; Kala Mela of the Lalit Kala Academi, New Dehli, 1981; Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad Annual Art Exhibition, 1989-1990; Artist for Helpage, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 1993; Habitat Indian, New Delhi, 1994, CIMA, Centre of International Modern Art, Calcutta, 1994.

    Group Shows:
    Hotel Broadway, Srinagar (J&K), 1983; Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, 1986-1987; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1986-1987; All India Youth Artist Forum Art Exhibition 88, Moscow, 1989; United Nations Information Centre, New Delhi, 1989; “Nelson Mandela” show, LTG Art Gallery, 1990; LTG Art Gallery, 1992; Creation de Francaise, New Delhi, 1992; Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1993; Affordable Art, Bombay, 1993; Dr. Zakir Husain Library Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 1993.

  • Award & Recognition

    Awarded 5 years scholarship from J & K Academy of Art Culture and Languages, 1971-76; Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academi Award, 1978; Jammu & Kashmir Academi Award, 1990; Jammu & Kashmir Academi Award, 1990 & 1991; Indian Fine Arts & Crafts Society, 2004.

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