Mansur Rahi is a distinguished artist and teacher, well known and appreciated for unique semi-cubist style of painting. Through his art Rahi often portrays the primitive terrors that lurk hidden in the human psyche and the vulnerability of mankind in today’s troubled world. His most recent work has been inspired by the mountainous region of the northern areas in which he has striven to analyze elements of light and interplay of space. He succeeds in creating images of great power and beauty. As an art teacher and the first Principal of the Karachi School of Art in Karachi (1965), Rahi influenced a generation of young artists. He initiated a water colour landscape movement that encapsulated Karachi and its environs.