Google honors talented Pakistani artist and educator Anna Molka Ahmed by displaying a special doodle for her.
Anna Molka Ahmed is Pakistan’s first art teacher who brought her students out of the classrooms to paint outdoors. She established the Fine Arts Department on this day in 1940. Fine Arts Department is now the University College of Arts & Design, at the University of Punjab in Lahore. She developed a foundation of arts education in Pakistan.
Anna Molka Bridge was born in England on 13th August 1917. As she was passionate about art, she got admission to the Royal College of Art in London. She soon came to Lahore with her husband.
She got an opportunity at the omen’s art department at the school. In 1940, she became the first head of the university’s Fine Arts Department, and soon she served in developing arts education in Pakistan.
She held the first art exhibitions in the country and many of her students developed their art programs.
Ahmed was honored in 1963 with the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence), one of the highest awards for a citizen in Pakistan.
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