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Mehtab Ali has earned for himself a high place among the accomplished Pakistani, South Asian artists through his hard work and dedication to arts. He was specially selected to paint the Royal Family of Brunei including the King himself. Mehtab Ali, has held both solo and group exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad. His ___Child from Northern Pakistan___ an oil painting was auctioned in France for the benefit of special children in Pakistan; it was sold for 800,000 French Franc (around $138,564 US Dollars at that time). The painting was re-donated by the buyer to be re-auctioned in the following year in Paris. Among many, Mehtab Ali__™s ___Inside View of Mahabat Khan Mosque, Peshawar___ (oil on canvas, 40' x 80') was sold for $50,000 in USA in 2006. His painting ___Handicraft___ (oil on canvas, 40' x 80') was sold in Pakistan in 1998 at an exhibition for Rs. 1,050,000 (around $35,000 USA dollars at that time). Mehtab Ali is a Science Graduate from the University of Karachi. He has proven himself in many areas including miniature, portrait and calligraphy, using different mediums like oil, pen n__™ ink, pastel colors and water colors. His paintings depicting women in eastern dresses and in typical moods have attracted great attention. Mehtab Ali specializes in portrait, still life, landscape and cultural paintings. Special displays of Mehtab Ali__™s paintings have been held at the Royal Family Palace, Brunei; Our Future World Foundation, USA; Islamic Centre, Washington DC; Alliance Francaise de Paris; Raja Indisches Restaurant Kassel, Germany and Japan Foundation, Tokyo. Add Comment

Biography

Art Work currently being exhibited in the following galleries:

 Chowkandi Art Gallery Karachi

 Indus Art Gallery, Karachi

 Citi Art Gallery. Karachi

 Eye for Art Gallery, Karachi

 Unicorn Gallery, Karachi

 Citi Art Gallery, Karachi

 The Art Gallery, Karachi

 Art Plus, Karachi

 Master Art Gallery, Karachi

 Coo-pera Art Gallery, Lahore

 Hamil Art Gallery, Lahore

Few of Selected Solo Auctions / Exhibitions:

___ 2008: Embassy of Pakistan, USA

___ 2008: University of Karachi Alumni Association, USA

___ 2008: Friends of Pakistan Club, USA

___ 2008: Islamic Center, Northern Virginia Trust, USA

___ 2008: Annual Gala, Flowers of Hope - SOS Children__™s Villages of Pakistan, USA

___ 2008: Zee TV Heritage India Festival, USA

___ 2008: Citi Art Gallery, Karachi

___ 2008: Dinner / Art Auction Salle Drouot, Karachi (event organized by the Consulate General

Of France, Pierre Seillan) painting sold at a hammer.

___ 2007: Blau Kerza Bonn, Germany

___ 2007: Kassel, Germany

___ 2007: Citi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

___ 2006: Kassel, Germany

___ 2006: Indus Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

___ 1995: Sheraton Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan

___ 1994: Alliance Francaise de Karachi, Pakistan

Few of Selected Group Auctions / Exhibitions:

___ 2009: Fund Raising Exhibition at the Citi Art Gallery in honor of late Aziz Azmi (journalist, art critic, poet, writer).

___ 2009: Quinn__™s Auction Gallery, USA

___ 2009: ___Art for Health___ Auction, Karachi

___ 2009: Kamelot Auction Gallery, USA

___ 2009: Quinn__™s Auction Gallery, USA

___ 2009: Gulmohar Art Gallery, Karachi

___ 2007: Hamara Karachi Festival

___ 2005: Charity Show, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi

___ 2005: Charity Show for Earthquake Victims, Karachi

___ 2005: Four Men Show, The Art Gallery, Karachi

___ 2005: Coopera Art Gallery, Lahore

___ 2004: Tow Men Show, at Eye for Art Gallery, Karachi

___ 2004: Mashu Art Gallery, Karachi

___ 2003: National Sailing Center, Karachi

___ 2002: Indus Gallery (tribute to Ali Imam), Karachi

___ 1999: Urban Voices III, at Artfest1 99 Sheraton, Karachi

___ 1999: Two Artist Show, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi

Few of Special Displays in World Over:

___ Royal Family Palace, Brunei

___ Our Future World, U.S.A.

___ Islamic Center, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

___ Alliance Francaise de Paris

___ IBIS Hotel Epinay, Paris, France

___ Raja Indisches Restaurant Kassel, Germany

___ Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

___ Hotel Bellevue, La Chapelle, Paris, France

___ Portrait of Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi Gymkhana, Pakistan

___ Our Future World Foundation, Pakistan

___ Pakistan Air Force Base (PAF), Karachi

Painting Auction in Paris:

Child from Northern Pakistan an oil Painting was auctioned in France for the benefit of special children in Pakistan; the painting was re-donated by the buyer to be re-auctioned in the following year in Paris.

Specialized in:

___ Portraits

___ Still Life

___ Landscape

___ Cultural Paintings

___ Calligraphy

Illustrations:

1980-2007: Illustrated many books including a Norwegian Pedagogical Work.

Recent Artwork Sold:

___ 2009 Kamelot Auction Gallery in USA

___ 2009 Auction at Ebay in USA

___ 2008 Auction / Exhibition in USA

___ 2008 Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan

___ 2008 Auction in Karachi at French Consulate

Address

City:
Reston
State/Province:
VA
Postal Code:
20191