Lahore’s Unique Artist – Mahboob Ali

Mahboob Ali, the only woodcut artist of Pakistan has sent me more images of his works. During our recent meeting in Lahore, he also told me how, over the decades, his work progressed and how hard he has tried to train more woodcut artists. I have posted several images of his works here .

Mahboob Ali is an intriguing yet simple personality with stories and real-life experiences of the intensive process of making woodcuts. Once can spend hours watching him use his hands and creative imagination.

The image above is extremely representative of his work. This work shows a contemporary picture of what happens outside one of the historical gates of old Lahore (the walled city).

More images here.

I will write more about our last meeting later.

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5 responses to “Lahore’s Unique Artist – Mahboob Ali

  1. Oh, nice pics. I always think are there some people left with some art work, because everyone is rushing to earn money, but no one is ready to spend some time to enhance his/her creativity.

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  3. How can I contact him? I would love to get one of this pieces.
    Thanks

  4. I AM MAHBOOB ALI ARTIST
    I SAW THE COMMENT OF SARAH ONJULY9 ,2008 ,SHE WANT TO CONTECT ME TO GET MY ART PIECE.
    YOU CAN CONTECT ME ,THROUGH MY EMAIL
    THANKS
    MAHBOOB ALI

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