Famous Artists from Pakistan

List of the most popular artists from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Pakistani artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Pakistani artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists on this list include Syed Abdul Mujeeb and Sadequain.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Pakistan?" and "Who are the most well-known Pakistani artists?"

For further information on these historic Pakistani artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Pakistani artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • Anna Molka Ahmed
    Heaven, Evening garden party, Portrait of Sufi Waqar
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Poland, Pakistan, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
    Anna Molka Ahmed (13 August 1917 –1995) was a Pakistani artist and a pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the ...more
  • Ayesha Omer is a Pakistani actress, model, singer and painter. She is known for her role as Khoobsurat in Bulbulay, Natasha in Ladies Park, Sara in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Arzoo in Tanhai and Aleena in ...more
  • Raghu Rai (born 1942) is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977. Rai became a ...more
  • Anwar Shemza

    Anwar Shemza

    Anwar Jalal Shemza (Urdu: انور جلال شمزا) (14 July 1928 – 18 January 1985) was an artist and writer active in Pakistan and later the United Kingdom. Despite being better known as an artist, Shemza ...more
  • Jamal Shah
    Situation 1, Situation, Situation 2
    • Birthplace: Quetta, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan
    • Art Forms: Painting
    Jamal Shah (Pashto: جمال شاہ) is a Pakistani actor, director, painter, social worker, script writer, singer, song writer. He was born into a Pashtun Syed family in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, ...more
  • Meesha Shafi, is a Pakistani actress, model and a singer who has appeared in Pakistani, Hollywood and Bollywood films. Shafi made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2013 Mira Nair's ...more