Ismail Gulgee

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: Pakistani world-renowned artist whose self-taught artistic career began in the early 1950's as a portraitist who had painted many notable figures, including the entire Afghan royal family and whose works often incorporated gold, lapis lazuli, mirror glass, and other materials, who began making Islamic calligraphic sculptures in bronze, leading to international commissions in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim countries during the late 1960's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

 

Born: October 25, 1926

 

Died: December 14, 2007

 

Location: Karachi, Pakistan