Mian Ijaz ul Hassan is a Pakistani painter, teacher, art critic and writer. Born in 1940, he studied at Aitchison College in Lahore and then at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. He later studied literature at Government College, Lahore and St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was associated with the National College of Arts from 1966 to 1975.Later, under the regime of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, he was incarcerated in Lahore Fort after being accused of stealing a Cyclostyle machine from the college.Ijaz ul Hassan has written regularly on painting, art and culture. His art work has been exhibited in India, the USA, France, England, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Belgium and Japan.