A self-taught artist, Balraj Khanna was born in Punjab, India. He traveled to London in the Swinging Sixties to study English, instead, he took to art – eventually becoming ‘one of the most distinguished painters working in England’ (Bryan Robertson).
Balraj has been leading two highly successful careers as a painter and a prolific author. He is a key character in the art world, being an artist, a keen collector, a leading Indian Art expert, curator and published author. He has lectured on Indian art and personal development at Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester Universities, The Royal College, St Martin’s, the South Bank Centre, the Hayward Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery, the V& A, the Bradford Museum, the Brighton Museum and other Venues.
Balraj has developed his own unique visual language taking inspiration from nature, spirituality and concepts of creation. His stunning paintings have been sold in the most prestigious galleries and leading auction houses in the world.
Balraj’s first exhibition took place in London in 1965 and his latest show at MOMA Wales in Machynlleth celebrated more than 50 years as an artist.
“Balraj Khanna- A Journey of His Own”, his first 3D virtual exhibition curated by Lucie Marchelot, director of The Indian Art Centre, features a mixture of paintings realized throughout his career. A highly anticipated series of never-before-seen small format works (oil and watercolours), realised by the artist in the 1960’s and 1970’s will be revealed and offered to the public for the first time on 6- 16 July 2013.
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