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