Jamali: A Mystical Journey of Hope: The True Story of an American Artist

An epic coming-to-America success story, this is the autobiography of Pakistani-born American artist Jamali who originated Mystical Expressionism and whose mission is to bring peace to the world through art.

In this heavily illustrated memoir the reader is treated to an epic saga covering seven decades and three continents about an artist's dream for a more peaceful world. The eldest son of a prominent family living in the foothills of the Himalayas, Jamali experienced the horrors of war through the Indian Partition, which led him to pursue a life of peace through art on a prolific scale producing more than 40,000 original works to date. The complex surfaces and mystical imagery found in Jamali's paintings have been compared to the neo-expressionists Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. His gestural techniques link him to Jackson Pollock and the New York School. But the pre-eminent art critic Donald Kuspit observed that Jamali's singular method required its own name--Mystical Expressionism.

One hundred artworks individually selected by the artist accompany the engaging text in a separate section beautifully printed on a specially coated paper. Inspired by people such as Gandhi who advocated change through non-violent measures, Jamali hopes to change our lives by sharing his story of art and peace. 

About The Author

Jamali is one of the most successful artists in America and one of the most collected living artists globally. He has galleries in New York, Florida, and Denmark. 

  • Publish Date: March 28, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 11-1/4 x 11-1/4
  • Pages: 468
  • US Price: $175.00
  • CDN Price: $235.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6619-9


"With the release of his long-awaited autobiography artist, Jamali brings us a formidable, life-affirming narrative that begins in the deserts of Northern Pakistan. The pursuit of this mission, to bring the world Art and Peace, led him to a solitary life and a set of 40 prophetic, life-changing dreams that defined his future path. He founded Mystical Expressionism, the 6th major style of art in history. We follow Jamali as the survives numerous brushes with death, and a literal firing squad, and ultimately finds his way to Europe and America, only to encounter new walls of racism and rejection." —ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEWS