Rabia Zuberi founder of Karachi School of Art has passed away on Sunday.
Rabia was Pakistan’s pioneer woman sculptor the recipient of numerous national awards for art including the President’s Pride of Performance and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rabia Zuberi has dedicated her life to art and art education.
She established Karachi’s first art school, Karachi School of Art (KSA) in 1965.
The announcement of her sad demise was also shared by KSA.
Rabia Zuberi has been one of the leaders of Modern Art in Pakistan with her brilliant work on themes like human anatomy, gender issues, modernity, humanism, and peace.
She expressed abstract thought and feeling in form.
In the ’70s, she began to research the human anatomy working with a simplified form that gave reference to abstraction.
She had created dynamic works which rotate on humanist-based ideas, with media like fiber, terracotta, and metal to name a few.
Following the news, tributes and condolences are pouring in on social media.