AFGHAN ARTIST

Meena Saifi

Award-winning Afghan art master

 

     Afghan artist Meena Saifi مینه سیفی  is a rising star in the world of international art.  Born in Kabul, she and her family were forced by the Afghan civil war to flee to Pakistan in the 1990s. They eventually found safe haven in Rawalpindi, Islamabad.

 

     Her father Asadullah Saifi, an artist himself, built a successful school there to educate his own children and those of other Afghan refugees. From an early age Meena helped her father build the school’s curriculum, while continuing to draw and paint anything she could.

 

      Still in a refugee status, the Saifi family was forced to relocate to Peshawar in 2004. Meena’s talent was recognized there by the revered Afghan artist Ustad (Art Master) Qais Nawabi.  Under his tutelage she quickly became his premier art student.  

 

     At the age of sixteen Meena’s first oil painting, “Dream,” was sold at a record price to an art collector in Germany.  The international art community began to take notice....(more)

 

Read Meena Saifi's interview with Edward Zellem

"Love, Peace, Freedom and an Afghan Artist"

 

 

MEENA SAIFI

 

AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS

with Edward Zellem