Clinton to award US State medal for arts to Pakistani artist

US State Department selects Shahzia Sikander among five artists to receive recognition for their art in US embassies.

Web Desk December 01, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will award the US State Department Medal of Arts to Pakistani painter Shahzia Sikander, along with four other artists, reported LA Times.

This is the first time this award has been given. Clinton will be recognising artists who contributed to the Art in Embassies program in US missions all over the world.

The State Department organises art exhibitions at foreign missions to generate goodwill and they usually include works from American and local artists.

Sikander’s work was highlighted during an exhibition in the US Consulate in Karachi in 2011. One of her pieces is on permanent display at the consulate.

The artist was born in Lahore and currently lives and works in New York City.


Talha | 8 years ago | Reply

She is apparently quite a big deal in the US. I met an american here in the netherlands and she was a big fan of shazia's work and i didnt even know about her.

Thor | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan Zindabad!

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