Irfan Qureshi

Born in 1967, in a family of calligraphists, Irfan Qureshi polished the finer skills of his precocious talent under the patronage of famous calligraphists like Nafees Raqam, Yaqut Raqam and Gauhar Qalam, besides many other masters of the art of calligraphy. In 1992, he received the “Ijaza” (permission) to practice calligraphy and was formally recognized as a master practitioner of this art by Pakistan’s National College of Arts, Lahore in 2007, through the award of the first ever diploma in this field.
Irfan Qureshi has been the dynamic patron of Muqla Centre of Art at Hast-o-Neest Institute, Lahore, an NGO promoting traditional arts; Centre for Conservation and Restoration Studies of NCA, Lahore; and prestigious educational institutions like Kinnaird College and University of Central Punjab, Lahore. His awe-inspiring works of art, both calligraphic masterpieces and paintings, adorn the walls of Dabistan-e-Iqbal, Lahore since its establishment in 2012. His paintings depicting the history of Pakistan’s Independence Movement in the thematic Museum created at Wahga international border (commissioned by Pakistan Rangers, Punjab), displaying this turbulent epoch of the Sub-Continental history, have been highly acclaimed as spectacular works of art.
Irfan Qureshi has the singular distinction of heralding the “International Conference on Islamic Art & Architecture” organized under the auspices of National College of Arts, wherein, besides presenting a well-researched paper on “ Hamara Rasm-ul-Khat”, he also curated the entire event in 2008. He similarly organized the “Sarir-e-Khama International Conference” on behalf of Punjab University -College of Art and Design in 2012, which featured his highly appreciated research paper titled “Barr-e-Sagheer mein Funn-e-Tezheeb ka Safar”.

Date of Birth: 1967-05-01 in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

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Artist List

A. Q. Arif
A. S. Rind
Abid Khan
Abrar Ahmed
A. R. Nagory
Aamir Kamal
Abdul Jabbar Gull
Abdullah Ali
Ahmed Khan
Ahmed Ejaz
Akbar Hafeez
Akram Spaul
Ali Abbas
Abid Aslam
Ali Azmat
Ali Farhan
Ali Hammad
Ali Mansur
Ali Saad
Amjad ali Talpur
Amna Hashmi
Amna Ilyas
Amra Khan
Anna Molka Ahmed
Arif Khan
Asad Faruki
Saeed Akhtar
Humayun Khan
Ali Sajid
K. Mehmood
Munawar Mohiuddin
Khalid Khan - KAAY
Sarfraz Musawir
Zahid Saleem
Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi
Mashkoor Raza
Adnan Baig
Hira Siddiqui
Sana Saeed
Rizwan Ali
Muhammad Sulaman
Amir Changezi
Hala Nasir
Mudassar Kazmi
Saba Haroon
Sana Nezam
Sanam Seema Mangi
Syeda Sadaf Rizvi
Ujala Hayyat
Ali Karimi
Faiz Supro
Syed Arsalan Naqvi
Zeynab Movahed
Anjum Ayaz
Hussain Jamil
Jibran Shahid
Komal Shahid Khan
Mahrukh Bajwa
Noormah Jamal
Sana Durrani
Sidra Asim
Al Firdous
Amber Munir
Aslam Kamal
Asma Khan
Irfan Qureshi
Kashif Khan
Mudassar Ali Zaib
Muneeb Ali
Muneeb Qureshi
Rasheed Butt
Rukhsana Mehmood
Wajid Yaqoot
Zulfiqar Ali
Zulqarnain
Asim Amjad
Maliha Azami Aga
Muhammad Arshad
Brishna Amin Khan
Erum Akhtar
Hafsa Faryal Khan Kayani
Hira Zubair Ghakar
M. Mohsin Shaikh
Muzna Mahmood
Sara Akram
Shahid Malik
Shanzey Mir
Qurrat ul Ain
Nyla Talpur
Anas Ghauri
Aneela Khursheed
Arif Changazi
Ashraf Heera
Aylia Adil
Bin Qullander
Farrukh Adnan
Nageen Yousaf Chaudhry
Rabia Tariq
Rahim Baloch
Ramsha Rubbani
Salman Hunzai
Tayyab Tariq
Zafar Iqbal
Zainab Mehmood
Zeeshan Ahmad
Usman Khalid
Raza Bukhari
Hussain Chandio
Akhtar Mummunka
Ayesha Farooq
Ayesha Butt