Wednesday, October 21, 2020

RAJAN WATTAL : A FANTASTIC ARTIST FROM KASHMIR

                                    ( KASHMIRI PANDITS  BY RAJAN WATTAL   )
                            ( SAINT BHAGWAN GOPI NATH JI BY RAJAN WATTAL )



                                  ( A KANGRI SELLER  IN KASHMIR BY RAJAN WATTAL  )

                                     ( AFTER THE SNOWFALL BY RAJAN WATTAL  )
  ( THE KANEUL OR THE WILLOW WICKER ARTISAN OF KASHMIR BY RAJAN WATTAL   )
                                       ( HARUD OR AUTUMN BY RAJAN WATTAL )




                                ( INSIDE DAL WATERS BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                                      ( MOTHER AND CHILD  BY RAJAN NAGAR  )
             ( SHIVRATRI FESTIVITY  IN A KASHMIRI PANDIT FAMILY  BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                                                ( A SKETCH BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                                             ( MEHNDIRAAT  BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                                                           ( RAJAN WATTAL )
                                     ( A KASHMIRI PANDIT COUPLE  BY RAJAN WATTAL )
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                            ( PORTRAIT OF VIRINDER MALLA BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                                               ( A SKETCH BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                  ( KASHMIRI PANDITS  JANUARY 1990  BY RAJAN  WATTAL )
                   ( FLOOD RESCUE IN KASHMIR SEPTEMBER 2014 BY RAJAN WATTAL )
                      ( KASHMIRI PANDITS IN EXILE BY RAJAN WATTAL  )


                                          

                                           
          ( Kheer Bhawani by Rajan Wattal) 

RAJAN WATTAL..(born1954)
 
 
Rajan Wattal is a Jammu based artist. He served State Bank of India where from he superannuated some years back.  He is  practically  a  self-taught artist. Studying at SP College(Srinagar) , his natural skill in drawing was initially sharpened by observing paintings of Prof. Sant Ji Sultan.He has been painting since his college days. He had set up his own studio at Habba kadal in Srinagar city prior to 1990. He had to leave his native land after  the arrival of armed militancy and live as exile in the heat and dust of plains  far away from lakes ,  gardens , Chinars and snow.
 
 Rajan makes fantastic use of colours and has a masterly skill in portraying details. These details are evident in his "Shivratri festivity" and "Mehndiraat "paintings. These paintings look like the work of Pieter Bruegel, the well known 16th-century Dutch artist .
 
Rajan is a photographer as well.
 
( Avtar Mota)

 

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