Krishen Khanna

Date Of Birth: (1925 -) Lyallapur,in pre-partition Punjab

Education:
1940 – Imperial Service College, Windsor, England; Punjab University, Lahore Self taught artist
1962-63 – Fellowship Rockefeller Council, New York
1963-64 – American University, Washington D. C, Artist in Residence

Exhibitions:
2004 – Solo Exhibition, ‘An Airing’ at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – Exhibition of drawings, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – Transition at UBS in London
2003 – ‘Of Memories, Dreams, Reverses’, at Anant, New Delhi
2001 – ‘Living Legends of Indian Contemporary Art’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 – ‘In Conversations’, curated by Gayatri Sinha at Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2001 – Indian Art Circle, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2001 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 – Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, New York
1999 – ‘Mahabharat’, Gallery 7, Mumbai
1998 – ‘The Probing Eye’, an exhibition of photographs, Surendra Paul Art Gallery, New Delhi
1998 – ‘Drawings’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 – ‘Tryst with Destiny’, Art from Modern India 1947-1997, Singapore Art Museum, organized by CIMA Gallery, Calcutta
1997 – ‘Six Modern Masters’, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1996 – Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings, Sotheby’s Auction, London
1996 – ‘A Tree in my Life’, Village Gallery, New Delhi
1996 – ‘The Moderns’, Inaugural Exhibition, NGMA, Mumbai
1996 – ‘The Mahabharata, The Card Player and The Scribe’, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1995 – ‘Indian Contemporary Paintings’, Christie’s Auction, London
1995 – Solo Exhibition, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1995 – ‘Bombay’, presented by RPG Enterprises
1995 – ‘River of Art’, Inaugural Exhibition, Art Today
1994 – ‘Indian Drawing Today’, AIFACS, organized by Gallery Espace
1994 – ‘The Solids’, second Indian Drawing Biennale, exhibited as a special invitee
1994 – Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1993 – ‘Reflections & Images’, Vadhera & Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai
1992 – ‘Masters of Indian Art’, Hotel Intercontinental, Bombay
1991 – ‘Remembering Kali Pundole’, Pundole
1991 – The Fifth Biennale, Havana Cuba
1991 – Solo Exhibition, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1991 – Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta, Anniversary Exhibition
1991 – ‘Addressing Gandhi’, traveling exhibition by Sahmat
1989 – ‘Timeless Art’, Exhibition and Auction by Sothebys in Bombay
1989 – ‘Artist’s Alert’, exhibition and auction by Sahmat, New Delhi
1989 – Solo Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, New Delhi.
1988 – Festival of India, Japan
1988 – First International Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan
1987 – Festival of India, USSR
1987 – ‘Coups de Coeur’, Geneva
1986 – Solo Exhibition of drawings and paintings at Sarla Art Centre, Madras
1986 – Baghdad International Festival of Art
1985 – Ram Kumar & Krishen Khanna at Gallery 7, Bombay
1984 – Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 7
1983 – Solo Exhibition of drawings, Garhi Studio, New Delhi
1982 – International Triennale, New Delhi
1982 – ‘Modern Indian Painters’ Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D. C.
1982 – ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Burlington House, London
1982 – ‘Myth and Reality’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1981 – Inaugural Exhibition, Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1981 – ‘Indian Painting Today’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay
1980 – Solo Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1979 – Solo Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1979 – ‘Modern Asian Art’, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
1976 – 25th Pugwash Conference, Madras
1976 – ‘Pictorial Space’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1976 – ‘Indian Painting 1977′, Chandigarh, organized by Black Partridge Gallery
1975 – Solo Exhibition, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1975 – Third Triennale of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi
1974 – Solo Exhibition, Black Partridge, New Delhi
1973 – Solo Exhibition, Pundole Gallery, Mumbai
1972 – ‘Art Now’, Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
1972 – ‘One World through Art’, Ben and Abbey Grey Foundation, St. Paul, MN, USA
1971 – ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Renwick Gallery
1971 – Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.
1970 – ‘Art Now’, Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
1970 – Expo ’70, Indian Pavilion, Osaka, Japan
1969 – Solo Exhibition, photographs, Kunika Chemould, New Delhi
1969 – Solo Exhibition, experimental photographs, Pundole Gallery, Mumbai
1969 – ‘Contemporary Art, Dialogue between East and West’, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1969 – ‘Indian Painters 69′, Max Mueller Bhavan & Birla Academy, Calcutta
1968 – International Triennale, New Delhi
1968 – New Art Centre, London
1966 – Lincoln Center, New York
1966 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
1965 – Solo Exhibition, Egan Gallery, New York
1965 – ‘Ten Contemporary Artists from India’ University of South Florida, Tampa; Jackson Art Museum, Jacksonville; Delgado Art Museum, New Orleans; Hunter Gallery, Chattanooga; Colorado Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Long Beach; Art Institute, San Francisco; East Wing Center, Honolulu
1965 – ‘Ten Contemporary Painters from India’ MIT, Cambridge; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton.
1965 – Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi
1964 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
1964 – Solo Exhibition, Watkins Art Gallery, American University, Washington D.C.
1964 – ‘Six Artists in Black and White’, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
1963 – ‘Contemporary Painters from India’, Gallery 63, New York
1963 – ‘Eight Contemporary Artists from India’, Lever House, New York
1962 – Solo Exhibition, Kunika Art Centre
1962 – Solo Exhibition, Leicester Galleries, London
1962 – National Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1962 – Venice Biennale, Indian participation
1961 – Tokyo Biennale
1961 – Solo Exhibition, Ashoka Gallery, Calcutta
1961 – Solo Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1960 – Sao Paulo Biennale
1960 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi
1960 – Solo Exhibition, Leicester Galleries, London
1959 – ‘Artists of Fame and of Promise’, Leicester Galleries, London
1959 – ‘Trends in Contemporary Painting from India’, Graham Gallery, New York
1959 – ‘Modern Indian Art’, Cairo
1959 – ‘Contemporary Art from India’ Essen, Dortmund, Zurich
1959 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1959 – Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 59, Bombay
1958 – Solo Exhibition, Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1957 – Tokyo Biennale
1957 – Solo Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi
1956 – ‘Eight Painters’, at Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society Bldg, New Delhi
1955 – Solo Exhibition, USIS, Madras
1954 – Joint exhibition with MF Husain at AIFACS, New Delhi
1952-53 – Progressive Artists at Madras College of Art
1949 – Progressive Artist Group, Chetna Restaurant
1949 – Progressive Artist Group, Artists Aid Centre
1946 – Punjab Art Society, Annual Exhibition

Honours & Awards:
1997 – Kala Ratna, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society
1990 – Padma Shri, Government of India
1962 -Travel Fellowship by Council for Economic and Cultural Affairs, New York

Krishen-Khanna-Charcoal-on-Paper24x34-inches