Hanif Shahzad is a senior painter best known for his cityscape paintings of Karachi architecture. The artist has participated in a number of exhibitions internationally and enjoys immense popularity amongst art collectors. Hanif Shahzad is a Karachi School of Art graduate and won first prize in a KSA competition in 1986. Since then he has established his name as a prominent South Asian artist, best known for his night scene paintings and command over academic realism. The artist's large oil on canvas paintings have been written about extensively in major art publications.