Salima Hashmi née Faiz (b 1942, New Delhi) represents the first generation of modern artists of post-1947 Punjab.
After studying design at Lahore’s National College of Arts (NCA), she moved to England in the early 1960s. She studied at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. She received graduate diploma in art education in 1965. She also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, US. She has served as Dean of the School of Visual Arts & Design at the Beaconhouse National University Lahore,. Hashmi was also professor and the head of the NCA.
She has exhibited her works and she has travelled all over the world. She has organised several international art shows in England, Europe, US, Australia, Japan and India. Hashmi also authored a critically lauded book titled “Unveiling the Visible: Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan” in 2001. In 2006, she co-authored a book with Indian art historian Yashodhara Dalmia titled ‘Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan’, published by Oxford University Press.
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