Abdul Hayee



Date of Birth: 

Born 15th January 1948


Diploma in Fine Arts in 1971 from Karachi School of Arts.

Scanning Worlds of Colour : 
Abdul Hayee born near Agra in 1948 and completed his graduation in 1971 from the Karachi School of Arts and participated in numerous group shows in Pakistan and abroad.

Abdul Hayee, doyen of Karachi water colourists, was the initiator of “on-spot “painting in Karachi, many years ago. Hayee is one of the few water colourists who paint in the late afternoon, enjoying the deepening shadows. He was a source of encouragement to groups of younger artists and art students who assembled on holidays to paint from nature. Malir, west wharf, Karachi and its environs were painted with a loving eye to detail.

A largely self-taught artist, Hayee paints for his own satisfaction, rather than for display. Though his work is popular, held by local galleries and seen frequently in group displays, his obsessions is with the vagaries of nature. A desire to capture the light and shadow he finds in fields, on water and sun dappled paths.