The present Doodle praises acclaimed Pakistani craftsman and instructor Anna Molka Ahmed, the nation’s first workmanship educator to bring her understudies out of the study hall to paint outside. On this day in 1940, Ahmed set up the Fine Arts Department, presently the University College of Arts and Design, at the University of the Punjab in Lahore, establishing the framework for a considerable length of time of expressions instruction in the nation.
Anna Molka Bridger was conceived on August thirteenth, 1917, in London, England. She was resolved to turn into a craftsman since early on, and in spite of her folks’ objection, in the long run enlisted at the Royal College of Art in London. There she met her significant other, and the pair before long moved to Lahore.
Ahmed’s way took a serendipitous turn when she reacted to a promotion from the University of the Punjab looking for a craftsman to open a ladies’ specialty office at the school. In 1940, she turned into the main leader of the college’s Fine Arts Department, and over thirty years, she was instrumental in encouraging a culture of expressions training in Pakistan.
She sorted out the primary workmanship shows at any point held in the nation, and huge numbers of her understudies proceeded to build up their own college expressions programs all through Pakistan. In the interim, Ahmed painted constantly, her expressionist work regularly consolidating European impacts with motivation from her received home nation.
To pay tribute to her spearheading accomplishments in the realm of expressive arts instruction, Ahmed was respected in 1963 with the Tamgha-I-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence), probably the most noteworthy honor for a resident in Pakistan.
Much obliged to you, Anna Molka Ahmed, for rousing ages of Pakistani craftsmen.