Anna Molka

(13.08.1917, London
21.04.1994, Lahore)
  Polish by origin she was the pioneer of art education in the Punjab. She started evening art classes at Lahore Arts Council (Alhamra) and later in a village near Lahore. Her untiring efforts gradually upgraded art education beyond B.A to M.A. in fine art at the Punjab University. She was Head of fine art department from 1940-1978. Her contribution to art education and its promotion heas been most influential. Her paintings and sculpture are found in many public and private collections in Pakistan and abroad.
 
Lahore Museum
Hurry up to the Wonder House to view the things that men made in their own province and else where… kim, Rudyard Kipling.  
 
Zam-Zammah / Kim's Gun, 1985
The gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher-the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab; for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot…Kim Rudyard Kipling.  
 
Punjab University, 1985
The institution established as the 'Lahore University College', in 1869 came to be called by its current name. Designed in the Muslim-South Asian style of architecture, the red-brick façade echoes those of the Lahore Museum across the Town hall (now Jinnah Hall) down, and general post office up, the mall (now Shahrah-i Quaid-i Azam).  
 
 
Punjab Civil Secretariat
In the proximity of the tomb of a Mughal dancing girl, Anar-Kali, the building which now houses the Punjab Civil Secretariat, was said to have been constructed for Kharak Singh, Maharajah Ranjit Singh's elder son. It was later occupied by the European adventure, General Jean Baptiste Ventura employed by Ranjit Singh. For some time Henry Lawrence occupied the building as the British resident at Lahore. Later the office of the board of Administration of Punjab was shifted here. From 1871 Ownwards, it became the Secretariat of the Government of the Punjab. Depicted here is the wing where the Punjab Legislative Assembly held its sessions for some time.  
 
Old City Zuljana, 1984
The Muslim month of Muharram is commemorated every year with all the colour and melancholy that the martyrdom of Hussain, younger grandson of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), has acquired over the centuries, here a mourning procession weaves its way through the labyrinthine streets, past the high narrow houses of the Old City.  
 

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