A Remarkable Journey Life Of ZARINA HASHMI

"A Remarkable Journey Life Of ZARINA HASHMI"

Zarina Hashmi is known as an Indian and American Artist. She was born in India on July 16, 1937, to the Sheikh Rashid family. She died on 25 April 2020. Zarina died at the age of 82. She died in London.

Early Life:

  • Zarina Hashmi has two sisters and two brothers. Hamid, Saeeda, Aslam, and Kishwar. She was the youngest child. Her brother Hamid passed when he was young. She was born in a house, where her father was a professor of history.
  • Zarina was married at the age of 21 to Saad Hashmi, who was her classmate. Zarina did not have any kids, but he treated Rani’s kids as her own.
  • Whether Zarina was born in India, she spent all of his life as a Muslim. Zarina’s father also belonged to a Muslim Family. She was very influenced by her Religion.


Zarina got a degree in mathematics. She went to different countries for higher studies which include Bangkok and Tokyo. She shows her creativity in woodcut and intaglio prints. Her woodcuts are known all over the world.


She used religious symbols in her art. Zarina’s passion and hard work show in her art. She possesses a cartographic quality. We can learn a lot from Zarina’s art.


Zarina has also been awarded several times for her creative and honorable woodcut. She received her first award in 1969 for printmaking in India and this success was not only till now but it go till 2007.
The second award was in 1974 in Tokyo. Then in 1984 printmaking workshop in New York. Then in 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2002, 2006, 2007.


On the 86th birthday of Zarina Hashmi Google Doodle celebrates her birthday in honor of Zarina Hashmi. An illustrator Tara Anand pays homage to Hashmi’s art from New York. Zarina Hashmi died in London at the age of 82 on Saturday because of illness. She traveled to many countries including which are India, Delhi, Paris, Bonn, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, and London.

Zarina Hashmi article

Zarina Hashmi was indeed known for her woodcut but she also used to write articles. She said’ My Work is about Writing’.

Zarina Hashmi house

Zarina Hashmi was born in India and spent her childhood in Aligarh. After that, she went for higher studies in Paris. Zarina moved to Bangkok after marriage.

letters from home

Letters from Home is a portfolio art of wood block and Metal prints which was published in 2004. It is a chine color print. This artwork was based on eight Woodcuts. It was an interesting series that influence many people’s souls. The interesting thing was Zarina used Letters that come from Pakistan that were sent from her family.

Zarina Hashmi studio visit and state shoot youtube

She visited the studio from 1963 to 1967 in Paris. Zarina Hashmi also joined the Toshi Yoshido studio in Tokyo. Zarina Hashmi was also invited to TateShots youtube so we can learn more about her personality and Work. She said that ‘My Work Is About Writing’ in TateShots.The TateShots was filled with Education for all the students. As you learn before it is started that Zarina Hashmi respects her culture and religion so much. She also said in one of her TateShots that “Once you separate from language, it is a great loss”.That is why she uses Arabic Calligraphy in her art to represent her religion as a Muslim.

Top quotes of Zarina Hashmi

  •  No one is born a Writer; literacy is a peculiar mode of being, but I was all about stories from a very early age, before reading.
  •  Death is not easily escaped, try it who will, but every living soul among the children of men dwelling upon the earth Goeth of necessity upto his destined place.
  • There is no one that I have fought more with, laughed as much with, or felt with, and no one who I would rather sit on my porch swing.

Zarina Hashmi moon, earth, sun, and star

It is stated by Zarina Hashmi that Sky Earth Sun Moon Stars Axis Morning. She said that I see up to the sky and close my eyes to imagine the Earth and counted the Stages of the Moon. She talks about the Dark Sun.

Zarina Hashmi Prices

Zarina Hashmi’s art was also sold all over the World. They are also offered multiple times. The prices of the arts, prints, woodcuts, and paintings are ranged from 1,298 USD to 365,400 USD, depending on the size and artwork.

Final Thoughts:

Zarina Hashmi’s life is such a wonderful example for us. She has performed such hard tasks in her life and finally become a successful woman. As we commemorate Zarina Hashmi’s birth anniversary, we celebrate the impact of her minimalist art and her contributions to the art world.


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