Shahid Sajjad

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Shahid Sajjad (1936 – 28 July 2014)[1] Muzaffarnagar, British India) was a Pakistani sculptor.[2]
He took on a lucrative position in an advertising agency until around his twenties, deciding to travel Asia by motorbike. His journey left him at the Louvre in Paris. There, Sajjad was inspired by a Tahitian wood carving crafted by French artist Paul Gauguin.
In 1965, he returned to the South Asian subcontinent — a remote village called Rangamati in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), located within the Chittagong Hill Tracts.[2] Sajjad visited Japan just eight years later; there, he learned the lost-wax casting method from sculptor, Akio Kato.
Shahid sajjad was a self-taught sculptor who began his career in advertising in 1955. Shahid traveled through South-East Asia,the Middle East and Europe on a motorcycle between 1960 and 1963. His first one-man show was held at the Karachi Arts Council in 1964. Between 1965. Shahid lived and worked in the tribal area of the Chittagong Hill Tracts now Bangladesh.
On his return from the Chittagong hill Tracts, he worked as art director for an advertising agency in Karachi until 1971, following which he turned to designing sets for a National dance ensemble for nearly two years. During the same period, he visited China and Japan, studying Lost Wax Bronze casting technique under Japanese sculptor Akio Kato whom he acknowledges as his only master. Shahid held a solo exhibition of wood and bronze sculptures at the Karachi Arts Council in 1974 and won the first prize in sculpture at the National Exhibition in Islamabad in 1977. A year later,he exhibited his bronze work at Atelier BM,Karachi. Shahid was commissioned by the Pakistan Army to execute a mural in bronze, later titled ‘Cavalry through the Ages’ that he completed in 1981. He was awarded national prize for sculpture in 1982.
In 1987, Shahid showed his ‘Deduction’ prints at Chawkandi Art, Karachi. The following year,he was invited by Seoul Olympics Organizing Committee to participate in the Olympiad of Art. Shahid’s sculpture ‘Woman in Agony’ remains on permanent display at the Seoul Olympic Sculpture Park,Seoul,South Korea. The sculptor also participated in the Indian Triennial in Dehli,India, in 1991 and SAARC Festival held in the capital city in 1992.
From 1992 to 1994, Shahid w

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