Saeed Akhtar

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Saaed Akhtar (Urdu: سعىد اختتر‎) (b: 1938) is a Pakistani portrait painter.[1] He has received Sitara-e-Imtiaz.[citation needed]

Early life and career[edit]

Akhtar lived in Quetta, Balochistan. His father was an Urdu teacher.[2] He graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore.[3]

After graduating from NCA, Akhtar joined its teaching staff. His major commission from this time is the portrait of (1970). The painting currently hangs in the State Bank of Pakistan building in Islamabad. His work has also been displayed in many exhibitions in Pakistan. Akhtar was commissioned to design Pakistan's largest stamp issue consisting of 27 stamps.[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1977-1987 revival and return The Big Picture: Six Decades of Paintings in Pakistan. Nigaah. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ March 2010 Book Review: Homage to Saeed Akhtar Nadeem Zuberi Retrieved 27 July 2010
  3. ^ Akhtar, Ministry of Culture, Government of Pakistan, Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  4. ^ Popular's Pakistan Postage Stamps Catalogue, 6th edition. Editor: A. Latif Rasheed. Lahore, 2006 pg 231
  5. ^ Popular's Pakistan Postage Stamps Catalogue, 6th edition. Editor: A. Latif Rasheed. Lahore, 2006 pg 259

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