Biography and Achievement:
Mashkoor Raza graduated from the Karachi School of Arts (Pakistan) in 1972, standing first in his class and winning the gold medal.
During the last 20 years or so, he has figured prominently in the art world of Pakistan not only because he is one of the most prolific artists but also because he has achieved that rare distinction of developing an original work style.
From the beginning, his work has been, more roughly brushed in and richly coloured. Even in till 1980, his style had not fully matured but was working towards it. In the work which he exhibited in a solo exhibition in June 1980, his paintings showed what looked like piles of rough round stones, closely bunched together, with some bigger slabs or blocks, above and below them, and empty spaces in the surrounding picture area.
By 1991, he was freely turning out paintings of horses in all conceivable positions, running, rearing, prancing and so on.