Anwar Jalal was born in Simla, India in 1928. He received his BFA from the Mayo School of Art (now National College of Arts) in Lahore, before enrolling at the Slade School of Art, London (1956). While living in London he showed alongside F.N. Souza and Avinash Chandra at Victor Musgrave’s Gallery One, and had solo shows at both Gallery One (1960) and the influential New Visions Centre (1958). His work has been exhibited widely, including the 6th Triennial of World Art, New Delhi, 1956; 5th Exhibition of International Prints, Moderna Galerija, Ljubiana, 1963; Graphische Sammlung, Vienna, 1963; Treasures from the Commonwealth, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1965; 6th International Print Biennial, Tokyo, and at many other places.Shemza died in Stafford, UK, in 1985.