Google Doodle honours Indo-American artist Zarina Hashmi on her 86th birthday

Google Doodle honored Indo-American artist Zarina Hashmi on her 86th birthday on July 15, 2023. 

The doodle features a sepia-toned image of Hashmi's work, which is characterized by its minimalist abstract shapes. 

Hashmi was born in 1937 in New Delhi, India. She studied at the Delhi Polytechnic and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia.  

In 1962, she moved to New York City, where she continued her studies at the Art Students League of New York. 

Hashmi's work is often inspired by her Indian heritage and her experiences as a woman. She is known for her use of geometric shapes and her exploration of themes such as migration, displacement, and memory. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. 

In 2006, Hashmi was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honor. She died in 2020 at the age of 82.

The Google Doodle is a fitting tribute to an artist who made a significant contribution to the world of art. It is a reminder of Hashmi's unique vision and her enduring legacy.

Here are some other interesting facts about Zarina Hashmi:

– She was a self-taught artist. – She worked in a variety of media, including  printmaking, drawing, and painting. – Her work was influenced by the minimalist movement, as well as by Indian folk art and calligraphy.

– She was a feminist artist and her work often explored themes of gender and identity. – She was a recipient of numerous awards, including the Padma Shri and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

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