Hajra Mansur’s work has delighted audiences in Pakistan and internationally since the 70s. Her themes are linked to the romance of a bygone age inspired by traditional schools of Mughul Miniature art. By introducing experimental nuances into the work with contemporary media techniques, the artist created a unique genre. The rhythmic flow of her brush strokes and decorative elements rendered in a transparent luminosity, hold a universal appeal.
Hajra graduated from the Lucknow Art College in 1964, and moved to Pakistan, where with her sister Rabia Zuberi, she opened the first art school in Karachi; Karachi School of Art.
The artist married the distinguished contemporary painter, Mansur Rahi in 1969.
Hajra is the recipient of the National Chughtai Award, and the President’s Pride of Performance.