1952 was the year when Ahmed Parvez was awarded the University Shield for men at the annual: All Pakistan Art Exhibition organized by Professor Anna Molka Ahmed in Lahore. Parvez was on of the 'Lahore Art Group' who grew up around Shakir Ali. Eager to widen his experience Parvez set off for London in 1955.He was to suffer years of frustration before his work was shown in a solo exhibition at a major gallery. There were encouraging reviews from the media but paradoxically, just when success beckoned Parvez turned his back on London and returned to Pakistan. This behaviour appeared as a leitmotif in his life. In New York when he finally made contact with a major gallery interested in his work, he promptly fled back to Pakistan. Parvez was primarily a colorist with a very personal, vibrant signature.In all his work the lyrical,linear beauty took the work beyond the decorative. Ahmed Parvez was awarded the President's Pride of Performance in 1978, and died one year later.