The Pashtun by L. Martel

This is a 12″ x16″ oil on canvas painting of a Pashtun man, probably a war lord, the way he sits in authority. I met my Pashtun in India. He was dressed in his traditional, colourful garb. This tall, powerful and handsome looking man with a twinkle in his eye, declared with pride “I am a Pashtun”.

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16 thoughts on “The Pashtun by L. Martel

  1. très fidèle portrait, Leslie… he’s reminded me of Ahmad Shah Massoud – military commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989… he studied at the French Lycée and he’s been THE “National Hero” of Afghanistan – he was assassinated in 2001.

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