Prof. Hassan Shahnawaz Zaidi
Advisor, Architecture
Area of Interest: Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Poetry, Music, Acting
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Hasan shahnawaz Zaidi is a reknowned artist and designer of Pakistan. He has been decorated twice with Presidential Awards; Tamgha e Imtiaz in Art in 1998 and Pride of Performance in Art Education in 2014.

He was the Principal of the College of Art and Design University of the Punjab Lahore where he served for a total of 29 years before joining COMSATS in 2008.

He was instrumental in raising the Department of Fine Arts University of the Punjab to the Institute of Art and Design and later to The College of Art and Design offering nine Masters degrees and several programs of Continuing Education in addition to a PhD program. he was the head of this Institution for more than 16 years.

As an artist he has participated in more than 90 exhibitions in Pakistan and abroad.

As a Compere and Actor he has appeared in several television productions.

As a poet he has published 3 collections of his work.


* A critical appreciation of Arabesque Design, Lahore Museum Bulletin 1995.

* The need for Legibility research in Urdu, Journal of Research, University of the    Punjab, 1998.

* ‘Iqbal Ka Nazarya-e-fun’ (Urdu) Iqbaliat Lahore, 1999.

* Fanoon-e-Lateefa Ki Taaleem aur Saqafat’ (Urdu) Fanoon Lahore 1996.

* Khat-e-Nastalique, Aaghaz-o-Asas (Urdu) Journal of Research Punjab University 2000.

* Art & Taboo, Jounral of Sanat, Turkey 2000.

* Future of Urdu Calligraphy, Journal of Research Punjab University 2002

* Art education in Pakistan, Humanities Journal Punjab University 2003

* Pakistani Mussawari kay pachas saal (urdu) Fanoon Lahore 2004


* Several other papers read in Seminars from 2005 to 2015.


'Ainadar", Urdu poetry Asateer Publishers Lahore 2001

'Geetanjali', translation of rabindernath Tagore's book in Urdu poetry

'Television Production ke Bunyadi Asool', Punjab University Press, 2007

'Tamasha', Urdu poetry, Punjab University Press, 2014

'Art Kiya hai', Punjab University Press, 2014


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