1940 – 2013
Ismail Hashim is a versatile visual artist who was born in Penang in 1940. He received his formal art education at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1972, pilule cheap and was the first group of students who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the USM. He later pursued studies at Washington State University, ailment in 1977 and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in 1979. Upon return, he worked as a graphic design and photography lecturer at USM from 1979 until 1995.
The strength of photographic works of Ismail Hashim is the sensitivity and his profound study of the idea of the subject that he wants to talk. Besides his work force is located on the social commentary is to be emphasized. Ideas and subjects taken from nature in his work environment, daily activities or social views on the environment. Ideas and normal subjects have been translated by Ismail Hashim in his photographic work is sometimes humorous, critical or romantic.
Social commentary inherent in the photographic work of Ismail Hashim presented the artistic tone. This has made the artistic value of each of his photographic work is so unique and distinctive in terms of technique and presentation. He has wield an old hand painting techniques (glazing) is smooth and detailed in the work of black and white photographic prints. Techniques with special skills have made his work a visual impact and contrast the unique, distinct and separate.