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Name :Ahmed Saeed Naqi
Period :1916 - 2006
Biographical detail : Official artist of Pakistanís freedom movement

The honour for painting a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, went to Ahmed Saeed Naqi in 1944. His name was included in the Encyclopaedia of World Art.

He exhibited his paintings in New York, London, Paris, Lausanne, Zagreb, Tehran, Delhi, and Simla and of course in Karachi and Lahore.

Naqi worked for freedom movement from 1944 to 1947 and completed assignments given to him by Pakistanís founding fathers.

Working for Pakistanís Commerce Ministry Naqi decorated stalls in an international exhibition held in Karachi and he won gold medals for decorating Export Pavilion and Tourist Bureau.

Naqiís expertise in decorating pavilions extended to Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Afghanistan on their cultural concepts in exhibitions in early 1950s.

Born and studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Delhi and Paris, he won the Pride of Performance award, for painting, from the government of Pakistan.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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