KARACHI: Renowned Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer has donated a historical work of art to the prestigious National Art Museum of China in Beijing.
“This is the first time a Pakistani artist’s work has been featured in China’s premiere museum, and will likely consolidate the decades old friendship and strengthen the bond between the two countries,” a PID press release states.
The Chinese Consulate in Karachi approached Jimmy Engineer to donate one of his works to the museum, and after going through a vetting process, the museum accepted a masterpiece for their permanent collection.
The painting that has been selected for the museum is titled, ‘International Architectural Composition’. It is 3×6 feet oil on canvas painting completed last year.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing will organise an art exhibition featuring Jimmy Engineer’s work in the third week of March.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khalid, along with Jimmy Engineer will officially present the painting to the National Art Museum of China.
Jimmy Engineer is an artist and social worker who has devoted his life helping the less fortunate, especially differently-able children, through his art.
He has organized and participated in a number of initiatives to raise funds for such causes.
“As an artist and social worker, I feel I have a responsibility to promote a positive image of Pakistan not only within the country but all over the world,” said Jimmy Engineer.
He has won around 85 certificates and awards from different organizations across the globe including National Endowment of the Arts Award, USA in 1988, Gold Medal by International Cosmopolitan Rotary Club of Pakistan in 1997, and the Human Rights Medal by the Human Rights Society of Pakistan in 2000.
He also won the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2005 and The Peace Ambassador’s Medal by China World Peace Foundation Beijing in 2016.