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Rabia Zuberi founder of Karachi School of Art passes away

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.

Rabia Zuberi holds the honour of being Pakistan’s first woman sculptor.
Rabia Zuberi has dedicated her life to art education from Lucknow college of art and art education in Pakistan and after graduation in 1963 made her home in Karachi.
In India, Rabia was awarded the high honour of sculpture from National Youth Art exhibitions held in Calcutta and New Delhi in 1961, ‘62, and ‘63.
In Pakistan, the changes in Rabia’s life found a mirrored image in her maturing work.
In 2003 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Pakistan National Council for the Arts.

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.

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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.

Saman Siddiqui

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