Pakistan Art Review
Marjorie has done it again. She is the author of “In Search of My Master” on the life and works of Jimmy Engineer- an artist and social worker. The book weighs five kg. The book was launch on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Convention Centre, DHA Golf Club Karachi. The launch was accompanied by an exhibition of selected 100 paintings by Jimmy Engineer from his work spread over the past 40 years.
Recalling his journey as an artist, Jimmy Engineer said he was five years old when he began drawing pictures with powder and water colours. At the age of six, he fell ill. Diagnosis revealed that he was suffering from renal failure, a deadly ailment.
By the grace of God he recovered and ever since had been painting because of Him. Later on he got into the National College of Arts, Lahore and opted for the design section because it was a key to get a job. But he was interested in fine arts and would always be found in the fine art section. Then the question of the efficacy of having a degree arose for which he walked out of the college to prove that a degree did not matter to be an artist.