Naseem Hafeez Qazi

(1928, Wazirabad. January 1995)
 
Educated at St. Christopher's School, Quetta. She obtained her Intermediate and B.A. degree from Lahore College for women and joined the University department of the fine arts in 1945. She obtained her postgraduate diploma in fine arts in 1950. The same year she officiated as lecturerin art, Lady Maclagen Training College, Lahore and then went in 1951 to teach drawing to Matriculates at Peshawar. Sketch Club instructress for the American Embassy Karachi, 1952; gained the University Shield for Women in the All Punjab Art Exhibition 1952; a prize-winner at the International Women's Art Exhibition Karachi 1954. Appointed lecturer in art, Government College for Women, Lyallpur (Faisalabad) 1954; lecturer in art Lahore College for Women 1955. M.A. fine arts 1956 standing first class first and receiving a gold medal. Proceeded to study at La Escuela Royal de Bellas Arts de San Fumondo, Madrid, Spain 1957. She retired as Head of department, Lahore College of Women, 1990.
 
Old City Street-I
Miss Qazi was per haps one of the first artists who painted  
 
Old City Street-II
Dark dingy nooks and corners of the old city of Lahore. Hers was the brush that tentatively investigated the patches of dim light infiltrating the narrow streets inside the city. Patterns that she evoked were later imbued with bright colours and brilliant light by the later artists who reinvestigated the scene and added a drama to the sad nostalgic reality of Miss Qazi's landscapes.  
 

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