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Painter and draughtsman, born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, dying in Karachi. In 1952 he was awarded Punjab University’s highest art prize, had five one-man shows in Pakistan and took part in the 3rd Bienal, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1955, the year he moved to London. There he was a founder of the Pakistan Group and was appointed honorary secretary of the Council of Commonwealth artists. His first one-man show was at the New Vision Centre Gallery in 1959 and he had a retrospective at the Commonwealth Institute in 1963. In 1967 he left England finally, lived in New York for two years, then returned to Pakistan. He had shown in New York and was to continue showing in his own country. Parvez’s painting took Abstract Expressionism as its springboard.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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