Zarina Hashmi was an influential Indian American artist known for her geometric and minimalist abstract artwork.
Google Doodle commemorated her birthday by featuring a doodle that incorporated her signature artistic style.
Hashmi's artwork skillfully employed abstract and geometric forms to evoke a profound spiritual experience within the viewer.
She was born in Aligarh, India, in 1937 and later relocated to Karachi due to the partition of India.
Hashmi's experiences of constant movement during her formative years greatly influenced her artistic expression.
She explored the realms of printmaking and drew inspiration from modernist and abstract art movements during her travels.
Hashmi became a passionate advocate for women and female artists of color in New York City.
Hashmi co-curated an exhibition titled "Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States."
She joined the Heresies Collective and took on a professorial role at the New York Feminist Art Institute.
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