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WARRIORS - 50 YEARS of the PAKISTAN AIR FORCE 1947-1997
The Artist, Group
Captain Syed Masood Akhtar Hussaini.
Captain Syed Masood Akhtar Hussaini is a gifted military aviation
artist of the Pakistan Air Force. Born in January 1951, the
officer joined PAF College, Sargodha in 1963 and was commissioned
in March 1971 from the Air Force Academy at Risalpur in the
General Duties (Pilot) Branch. In 1973, the officer qualified as
an Air Defence Weapons Controller, a capacity in which he
continues to serve in the PAF. He holds a Bachelor's degree in
taken up aviation painting as a hobby during his pre-cadet days at
Sargodha, the artist has continued his close observation and accurate
depiction of PAF activities for over 30 years.
An Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, he is a
realist in the tradition of Keith Ferris (USA), Frank Wootton (UK) and
Paul Langeley (France), and has won international acclaim and a place
of prominence amongst the leading aviation artists of the world. In
this highly specialized field, he can rightly claim to be the first
world class aviation artist in South Asia.
A newspaper 'The Daily Progress' of Virginia (USA) paid rich tributes
to Hussaini and termed him as "The oil and canvas chronicler of
Pakistan's military victories". On the 40th anniversary of the
PAF, the Government of Pakistan issued ten commemorative postage
stamps all bearing the miniaturized prints of Hussaini's aviation