Profession: Painter, writer
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|Salima Hashmi is a Pakistani painter who served for four years as the head of the National College of Arts. She is the daughter of one of Pakistan's most renowned poets, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, and represented the first generation of modern artists in the country, who carried an artistic identity different from indigenous artists.
Besides being an accomplished painter, she taught at Pakistan's prestigious National College of Arts (NCA) for about thirty years and served as the Principal of NCA for four years. In 1999, Salima Hashmi received Pakistan's Pride of Performance award. Today she is the Dean of School of Visual Arts at the newly established Beaconhouse National University in Lahore and she also runs her own art gallery featuring works of young artists.
"The objective of art is to give life a shape and though artists cannot change the world they can, through their work, give flight to imagination; they can give you the direction"