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Irfan Murtaza was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has lived in the United States for the past 33 years. He began writing poetry at the age of 15, and he presented his work in his first mushaira (poetry event) in 1987. He is the founder and current president of Urdu Writers Society of North America, Inc. which actively promotes Urdu literature in the USA.

After making his name in Urdu poetry and publishing 5 books, Irfan started to paint. As with his poetry, the subjects in Irfan's paintings typically revolve around nature, history, landscapes and human suffering.

All of his paintings are acrylic based. When it comes to painting, Irfan Murtaza is a true realist. He likes to create paintings which require detailed work. Being from Pakistan, his poetry and paintings contain subjects related to Pakistan, as well as the history of other countries. Two of Irfan's paintings have been inaugurated on two separate occasions by ambassadors of Pakistan to the USA.

Exhibition Dates: 9/14 – 11/3 (Closed on Monday)
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: 626 - 961-9697
Venue: Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Art Gallery