A native of Sanjarpur, Punjab, Chitra Pritam is by and large a self-taught artist, however, it was his close association with the renowned artist Jamil Naqsh, that transformed him into a true painter. Over the years, his work has been widely acclaimed through his numerous exhibitions in-country and abroad, and his work is held in many private and public collections. He is known for his distinguished variations of Buddha, a representation of the altering state of human existence and behavior. Soulful Landscapes of his native village portray the tranquil mustard fields, mud walled abodes, mosques and shrines with an air of nostalgia. His Seascapes are equally remarkable for their captured spontaneity, which reflects the true fishing culture of the Makran coast. Similarly, the extraordinary design variations of Quranic Verses in his calligraphic works, have also received wide acknowledgement for their exquisite precision. He was awarded the National Cultural Award in 2000 and President’s Award (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) in 2013.