1969-75 Worked with Proyom, a student organisation.
1971-74 Worked at Matunga Labour Camp, Bombay. 1971
Participated in the Film Division`s Documentary `The
Young Canvas`. 1972-75 Worked with mobile creche, Bombay.
1972 Executed murals (170` x 7`) for Dawoodbhoy Fazalbhoy
High School, Bombay (With Salim, Navjot and Shobha).
- 1961-66 Studied art at various Colleges in England.
- 1968 Solo exhb., Taj Art Gallery, Bombay.
- 1970 Group exhb., with Ambadas, Satish Panchal and
Darshan, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
- 1971 Solo exhb. Nielsen`s Pavement Gallery, Bombay.
- 1972, 75 Exhb. at Elphistone College, St. Xavier
College, University Club House, Matunga Labour Camp,
Cheetah Camp etc.
- 1976, 79 Joint exhb. with Navjot, Jehangir Art Gallery,
- 1982 Solo exhb., Prithvi Art Gallery, Bombay.
- 1982, 85, 91, 94, 96 Solo exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery,
- 1984 Group exhb. with Lalita Lajmi and Navjot, Contemporary
Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
- 1985 Joint exhb. of drawings with Navjot, Kunst
Galerie E Dedeke, Germany.
- 1985 All India League for Revolutionary Culture,
- 1985 Exhibited outside Union Carbide on the First
Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Bhopal.
- 1986 Exhb. of prints `Male Formy Grafiki`, Poland.
- 1986 Exhb. of prints, Hardtime Gallery, Bristol.
- 1986 Group exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, Goa.
- 1987 In
Much of Altaf`s work is too messy and undisciplined,
but it has certain puzzling power to disturb our eyes.
Painted with a consistent, but not always meaningful
crudeness, Altaf`s world is full of human beings in
a state of torture, their expressions often controlled
and bodies hanging or floating, as it were, in Limbo.
At their best these faceless figures have a fresco-like
quality; at their worst they amount only to some inexpert
1977 Joined New Habib High School as Art Teacher,
Bombay. 1982 `History of India Through the Arts`, an
educational project, New Habib High School, Bombay.
1984 `Freedom Struggle`- 1857-1947, an educational project,
New Habib High School, Bombay. 1986 `20 Contemporary
Painters`, An Educational Project, New Habib High School,
Bombay. 1986 He has organised painting workshops at
Goa, which was sponsored by XAL Human Growth Centre
(Also in 1988).