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MAGAZINE AND DIGEST ART - SAJJAD AHMED SIDDIQUI

Saturday 21 November 2015 
AfK - Art Gallery- 6 pm
Digest Art

“KAGHZI HEY PERAHAN HAR PEKAR E TASVIR KA”
Magazine and Digest Art, from father to son

Opening Saturday 21st November – 6:00 pm
Exhibition till 30 November (10:00 am 7:00 pm)

Sajjad Ahmed Siddiqui was born in Delhi in 1920’s. He learned drawing and art there at J.J School of Art. He started working in the magazine “Shamaa” in the early 1940’s and acquired recognition for his sketch drawing talent. He also did art work for the periodicals “Musafir” and “Rabta”. He was the pioneer of sketch drawing in magazines.

Prompted by Mir Khalil ur Rehman, owner of Jang Group and old acquaintance, Sajjad Ahmed Siddiqui migrated with family to Pakistan in 1967.

He was employed in the Jang Group to draw sketches and do art work for illustrating stories and poems in the weekly “Akhbar Jahan”. Besides that he did art work for “Aalami Digest”.

From 1970 to 1982, Sajjad Ahmed Siddiqui was associated with “Jasoosi Digest”. Later on, he also worked for “Suspense Digest” and “Sub Rung Digest”. He died in 1989.

His son Zafar Siddiqui, who was born in 1954, in Delhi learned art work from his father. He acquired fame for his art work in “Pakeeza Digest” for which he worked for nearly 30 years. He also did art illustrations for various children’s magazines. He has continued the later activity to this day.

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