Gain insight into the materials and techniques of traditional Indian painting in this gallery talk by artist Murad Khan Mumtaz.
Murad Khan Mumtaz is a Pakistani artist trained in the traditional art of Indian miniature painting. As small acts of remembrance, his paintings meditate on traces of traditional culture that are disappearing in the materialistic landscape of contemporary life. A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Mumtaz was educated at Pakistan’s National College of Arts and at Columbia University in New York City, which he attended on a Fulbright fellowship. An accomplished teacher, Mumtaz has taught at institutions including the National College of Arts, Beaconhouse National University, Punjab University, and the College of Traditional Islamic Art in Amman, Jordan. His artwork has been exhibited internationally. He is a cofounder of the Hast-o-Neest Center for Traditional Art and Culture in Lahore and has published numerous articles on the history of miniature painting. He is currently working toward a PhD in South Asian art history at the University of Virginia. He divides his time between Charlottesville, Virginia, and Lahore.