Prof. Dr. MUHAMMAD SHAFIQUE FAROOQI
Pride of Performance
Shafique Farooqi was born in 1942 in Sialkot, Pakistant. After his training at the National College of Arts, he went over to Turkey and completed his his h Master’s degree at Istanbul University. Later on he was bequeathed an honorary doctorate in Spiritual Arts from Royal American University in Spiritual Arts.
In the 60 years of his art career he has done more than 13,000 art pieces and 107 solo shows in USA, England, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Sudan, France, Canada, Holland, Turkey and Pakistan. He has mastered the arts of Free hand Sketches Calligraphy, Landscape, Watercolor, Etching, Symbolic Art, Ceramics, Symbiosis concept of art (Journey of Line), and Spiritual art (Whirling Dervishes). Recognizing his contributions to the field of arts, the government of Pakistan conferred on him the President’s Pride of Performance, in 2021.