Indian artist Zarina Hashmi passed away on Saturday following a long illness.

Indian artist Zarina Hashmi passes away in London

New York-based Indian artist Zarina Hashmi, best known for creating simple, minimalist, yet powerful works, passed away on Saturday following a long illness. She was 83.

In a statement to media, Delhi-based gallerist and Hashmi’s friend Renu Modi said, “She passed away after a long illness, but she died peacefully, in London where she was living with her niece and nephew.”

During her long illustrious career, Hashmi showcased her works across the globe including at Modi’s Gallery Espace (New Delhi); Galerie Jaeger Bucher (Paris); Museum of Modern Art (New York), Mills College Museum (Oakland); and Alana Gallery (Oslo). Hashmi won several accolades during her artistic career, including the Residency Award at the New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and Artist in Residence at the University of Richmond, both in 2017. She also received the President’s Award for Printmaking, India in 1969.

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