Punjab University (PU) College of Art and Design (CAD) has organized a seminar and exhibition entitled, “Mian Ijaz ul Hassan Seven Decades of Painting” to commemorate Hassan’s journey of excellence.

The exhibition and seminar were organized by the MPhil class of 2021-23 as part of their research project. On this occasion, CAD Principal Prof Dr Sumera Jawad, Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, Shahnawaz Zaidi, Dr Syed Akmal Hussain, Amna Pataudi, and Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, faculty members and students were present.

The exhibited work is based on Hassan’s selective work spread over seven decades and was especially prepared for the benefit of the students and scholars. The work predominately represents his impression of people, society and the prevailing circumstances that surround us.

The seminar was divided into five segments highlighting the distinct facets of Hassan’s quest over the decades. These segments included his early life, his contribution as a painter, his contribution as a writer and poet, His contribution towards the art community and finally his contribution as a thought-provoking artist.

Although the seminar was presided by the MPhil scholars, however against each segment renowned artists and scholars were invited to shed light on Hassan’s quest. Later souvenirs were distributed among the guests.

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