Iqbal Geoffrey

1939 – 2021

Iqbal Geoffrey, ‘Epitaph 1958’ 1958
Epitaph 1958 1958
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Iqbal Geoffrey (1939–2021) was a modernist painter and barrister from Pakistan. Born Mohammed Jawaid Iqbal Jafree in Chiniot, he graduated in accountancy and law from Government College and the University of Punjab in Lahore before moving to London in 1960 to begin his artistic career. Geoffrey relocated to the United States in 1962, where he continued to work as an artist and lawyer, completing an LLM from Harvard University in 1966. Geoffrey has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, most notably the 1965 Paris Biennale where he won the Laureate Award, the Sao Paulo Biennial, and The Other Story, curated by Rasheed Araeen at the Hayward Gallery in 1989.

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