• Bratin Khan

Bratin Khan

Born in West Bengal, Bratin Khan studied Painting at Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan under the guidance of some of the leading lights of the Bengal School. Marked for the refined handling of line work and palette, his painterly compositions, reflect influences of folk art and Bengal School. The renderings are poetic and the narratives mythical, folklore-inspired or religious. His tempera on paper and colourful paintings on canvas exude a light that seems to emerge from within. His curvaceous and languid figures, are set amidst a natural habitat. The imagery features Buddha, Krishna, other legendry icons as well as pretty damsels and lotus flowers. Exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, his work has won him the Best Painting Award from the Indian Society of Oriental Art and Culture. His work has found a place in the Indian Parliament House in Delhi, and other collections in India and overseas. The artist lives and works in Kolkata.