Khalid Saeed Butt

(B. 09.08.1950)

M.F.A. Punjab University, Lahore, 1974. At present Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Carried out pictorial research on the uniforms of India cavalry Regiments (1860-1947). Has been working as a miniature painter for the last sixteen years. Participated in international exhibition Islamabad, 1988; national exhibitions Islamabad 1977, 1982, 1984: provincial exhibitions Lahore 1982, 1984, 1991, 1993. Won awards 1981, 1994. Two miniature paintings selected for UNICEF cards, 1996. Miniature paintings in collections of American Consulate Lahore, Geothe Institute Karachi, and private collections.



Few of thee painting of Khalid Saeed Butt are:

Chou Burji, 1991

This miniature rendering captures some of the original magnificence of the facade. The dark clouds enhance the luminescent quality of the exquisite tile-work.

Government College, 1994

The Government College Lahore, started in the Haveli of Raja Dhian Singh in 1864 . However, it was soon shifted to the new building constructed in the Neo-Gothic style of nineteenth century England. The Gothic Tower and its sloping roof reminiscent of Cotswold churches, was designed by W. Purdon, Superintending Engineer. Five years and an expenditure of Rs. 320,537 later, it stood on a small hill dominating all around it.

This prestigious educational institution has such distinguished alumni as allama iqbal, the visionary who galvanized the Muslims of South Asia through his poetry and philosophy to strive for a separate homeland. And Dr. Abdus Salam, the noble laureate in physics.