In the Arts section of Sikh Heritage, we have the pleasure to add to the numerous names of Sikh Artists, the name of Devender Singh - an artist- truly- with a 'Golden Brush'. When I look at his paintings, in him I find the artistry of Sobha Singh and Kirpal Singh and the finesse of Ruben. Some paintings are taken from devender singh's website, www.greatsikhpaintings.com with his permission. My sincere thanks to his web master Sumeet Singh. (Kanwal)
DEVENDER SINGH -THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN BRUSH
Devender Singh, an icon in the field of art was
born at Amritsar on 6th November 1947. He received hisformal education at Bombay,
Amritsar, Ludhiana & Chandigarh but was initiated into the world of art by
his accomplished father. He has participated in
For Devender Singh, painting came as an inheritance from his father Late S.Sewak Singh a commercial artist, but the son turned the art into one of transforming Sikh religious history and in delightful compositions on pastels.
From his house in Sector 38, his
Gurus and depictions of episodes have reached many Sikh museums across the country
and abroad. Work never eluded Devender ever
Devender, a self-made man who thinks that his hobby-turned-profession
was like any other job which provides a man with livelihood. His canvases are
not in the nature of a `satsang in colour' but carrymeaningful delineation through
the countenances of
The BBC, London, too made a documentary film on him.
In fact, it was his series
on `Bara Maah', based on compositions on seasons by Guru Nanak in raag Tukhari
and Guru Arjun Dev in raag Majh which were made into
Apart from the Sikh history, he has done innumerable work on Punjab culture, Hindu mythology, modern & abstract art. as well.
His main ambition now is to translate the Banis of the great Gurus into paintings.
We proudly present some paintings from his vast ART Gallery. The
reader can access his web site for more paintings.(Kanwal)
Guru Nanak with the contemporary 'seli topi'
The initiator of the Khalsa
Guru Amardas with Guru Ramdas and Bibi Bhani Ji with the infant Guru Arjan -'Bani da Bohetha'
A Battle scene
On the battlements of Anandpur
Leading His soldiers to battle
Fighting alongside his beloved Khalsa
Another battle scene
Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the Darbar Sahib
The Leader leading his army to battle
The saving of Bala Rao and Rustam Rao from the Fort of Sitara in Poona. This happened immediately after it was declared that Guru Gobind Singh has died at Nanded.
An excellent abstract painting of Radha and Krishna - simply a masterpiece.
FOR MORE OF HIS EXCELLENT PAINTINGS VISIT THE ART GALLERY OF DEVENDER SINGH : www.greatsikhpaintings.com