Arbab Muhammad Sardar (born 1945 in Landi Arbab peshawar) is a pakistani painter, sculpture and a recipient of Presidential award for Pride of Performance.

He belongs to a noble family of Arbabs of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. He started sketching from an early age later he joined Abasin Arts Council Peshawar. His first exhibition of calligraphy was held in 1962 in Islamia Collage Peshawar. He learned sketching, drawing and painting in water colour, oil colour, charcoal etc. Along with painting, Arbab Sardar started making models in clay, later in plaster of paris and finally in fiber glass. During his college time he was offered a fellowship from Italian government in sculptures. He went to the famous professional institute in Carrara, the hometown of Michael Angelo. He studied architecture, decorative art and sculpture in marble. He also joined special classes of modern paintings in Italy. He took part in an exhibition of paintings in Carrara. He won a number of prizes from university of Peshawar, Abasin arts council, National Council of Arts Islamabad. Most of his paintings are representing Pakistan culture in different countries of the world. He works mostly on landscape, flowers, bazaar scapes, portraits. He also teaches painting and sketching etc.

Teaching Spell

  • Iran cultural center Peshawar 1973-75-76-78.
  • Ladies club Peshawar University 1977-78.
  • Peshawar garrison club 1977-78.
  • Quetta Staff College 1978.
  • Frontier College for women Peshawar city 1978-79.
  • Abasin arts Council Peshawar 1979-92.
  • College of Architecture Peshawar city 1995-96.
  • Jinnah College for women Peshawar University 2003-04.
  • Private Art Gallery of Arbab Sardar.

Representation in national and international collection

  • Cherat mess 1979.
  • Governor house Peshawar 1979.
  • State bank building Peshawar 1983.
  • Artillery mess Nowshehra 1985.
  • National Assembly building Islamabad 1986.
  • D.F.C regional office Peshawar 1988.
  • 3 Murals (relief) in Jinnah Park, Peshawar 1989.
  • Sculpture relief Mardan 1991.
  • Mural relief (fiber glass) at gateway to KPK 1992.
  • Large Mural (relief) in locomotive factory Risalpur 1993.
  • A big cultural statue at College Chowk Mardan 1995.
  • Sculpture on Khattak dance in ministry of foreign affairs.
  • A relief art work of Khattak dance displayed at Michani post Torkham.
  • Some of the art pieces depicting the culture of KPK have been displayed at Army Mess Torkham.
  • Painting in Prime Minister House Islamabad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Exhibitions                                                                                                                                                Solo Exhibitions
  • Peshawar 1962-70-72-77.
  • Afghanistan 1971.
  • Italy 1975-76.
  • Islamabad 1978-88.
  • Quetta Staff College 1978.
  • National Art Gallery Islamabad 1999.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Group Exhibitions
  • Peshawar 1962-74-75-80-82-83.
  • Islamabad 1973-80-81.
  • Italy (Carrara) 1975-76.
  • Japan 1980.
  • China 1980.
  • Bangladesh 1980.
  • Quetta 1988.
  • Karachi 1988.
  • Nathiagali Governor House 1997.