Ibrahim Wagh born 1st November 1932

Ibrahim Wagh

He came to the United Kingdom in 1962 on a Tata scholarship and studied art at the Central School of Art, London and in 1965 worked in the Civil Service for the Department of Transport and Environment, London as a Leading Illustrator. Where he became a fellow of the society of industrial artists and designers. 

The Indian Muslim Federation are saddened by the loss of long time supporter Ibrahim Wagh who has recently passed. Ibrahim Wagh was born in Mumbai, India. Ibrahim established his art studio at the Bhulabhia Institute and also worked with Indian Peoples Theatre (IPTA) with prominent actors, directors and writers. He received the silver medal from the Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition and was awarded the first prize in the final year of studies from the Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai.

In 1988 he researched ceramics at Goldsmiths College, University of London and was awarded art residencies for work in Japan and Canada. In 1993 he was awarded a fellowship with the Digswell Art Trust until 2002.

Ibrahim's objective when arriving in the United Kingdom was to gain recognition for his chosen art profession and recognition for his colleagues (Indian artists living in the United Kingdom) by the Arts Council for Great Britain. He was the founder member for the Indian Art Collective and the Indian Artists Group and became closely involved with the Commission for Racial Equality and the Indian High Commission,London with the opening of the first Gallery for Indian Artists in South Audley Street (Indian High Commission premises) and later the Horizon Gallery.

His contribution to the arts included support for his own community in the United Kingdom and his involvement with Kokni Muslim Group.

Ibrahim portrayed his contributions to the arts as a painter, ceramist and an enameller. 

In the late 1990's he developed renal failure and went on dialysis . He leaves behind his wife Anna, whom he has been with since 1970.


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