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Krishen Khanna

 (born 1925)
Krishen Khanna is active/lives in India, Pakistan.  Krishen Khanna is known for abstract painting and sculpture.

Biography   Krishen Khanna


Born in 1925 in what is now Faislabad in Pakistan, Krishen Khanna grew up in Lahore, only studying art after he graduated from college at evening classes held at the Mayo School of Art there.  In 1947, Khanna's family moved to Shimla as a result of the Partition of India and Pakistan, and Khanna was deeply affected by not only the change in his personal life, but also the socio-political chaos that reigned around him.  His early works are reproductions of the scenes that were indelibly imprinted in his memory during this period.

Most of Khanna's work is figurative; he chose to not explore the abstraction that most of his contemporaries were delving into. In an interview with Saffronart he said: "I used to do abstracts earl   ...  Displaying 750 of 5427 characters.

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