Paramjit Singh
Paramjit Singh Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh

b - 1935

Paramjit Singh

Close association with nature during Paramjit Singh's growing years, and reading art books in the library of Khalsa College, New Delhi, where his grandfather was-senior vice principal, had a profound influence on him, leading to his emergence as a landscape painter.

Born in Amritsar on 23 February 1935, he studied art at Delhi Polytechnic from where he completed a diploma in 1958. About a decade later, he went to Norway to study printmaking at Atelier Nord.

Superbly rendered hues and masterly brushstrokes lend a unique luminosity to his dense and mystic landscapes, which range from purely realistic to abstract, evolving in three different phases.

The first phase was his art school period, when he began painting landscapes, with an active interest in portraiture and figuration. In the second phase, he painted still-lifes and landscapes, and the third comprised mainly landscapes that show experimentation with techniques. Singh’s mature works feature an orchestration of colour and light in rugged hills, boulders, trees and sky. Over the past decade, he also created a body of charcoal crayon on paper landscapes, quite like the bleached versions of his signature coloured works.

Singh held his first solo show at Triveni Kala Sangam in 1967, and has exhibited extensively since then. He received the Lalit Kala Akademi’s national award in 1970. Singh lives and works in New Delhi with his artist wife, Arpita Singh, one of the doyennes of modern Indian art.

‘What matters is the concept of landscape. I’m a painter of nature, not an illustrator of nature’



dag exhibitions

‘Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon’

DAG, New Delhi, 2012

'Home is a Place: Interiority in Indian Art’

DAG, New Delhi, 2021

'Indian Blue: From Realism to Abstraction'

DAG, New Delhi, 2021

notable collections

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

Punjab House, New Delhi

Chandigarh Museum, Chandigarh

University Museum, Chandigarh

Punjabi University, Patiala

Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Roopankar Museum of Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

State Bank of India, New Delhi

Colour Chem. Ltd, Corporate Collection, New Delhi

HUDCO Corporate Collection, New Delhi

Ranbaxy Corporate Collection, New Delhi

ITDC Corporate Collection, New Delhi

Air India, Mumbai

Tata Steels Corporate Collection, Mumbai

Tata Motors Corporate Collection, Mumbai

Mukand Steel Pvt. Ltd, Corporate Collection, Mumbai

Bharat Earth Movers Corporate Collection, Bengaluru

archival media

The Economic Times

25 December, 1990

The Hindu Metro Plus

10 April, 2008

The Indian Express

30 March, 2010

The Indian Express

18 March, 2017