Ananta Mandal

Ananta Mandal (Bengali: অনন্ত মন্ডল) (born 5 February 1983) is an Indian artist.[2][3] He has been recognised with international and national honours for his many paintings in watercolour, oil and acrylic. He lives and works in Mumbai, India. [4] [5]

Ananta Mandal
অনন্ত মন্ডল
Ananta Mandal in his Mumbai Studio.jpg
Ananta Mandal in his Mumbai Studio, 2018
Born (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 37)
Kolkata
NationalityIndian
EducationGovernment College of Art & Craft, Kolkata
Known forPainting, Drawing, Visual Arts
MovementImpressionism, Expressionism
AwardsThe Winsor & Newton Excellence Award [1]
Years active1983–present
Signature
Ananta Mandal Signature 2014.svg
Websiteanantamandal.com

Early life and educationEdit

Ananta Mandal spent his childhood in Chakdaha, West Bengal, in India. He graduated from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, Calcutta University (Kolkata) in 2007 with a degree in Bachelor of Visual Arts. Mandal stayed in Kolkata from 2002 to 2007, during this period he started painting on Kolkata's life. In 2008 he moved to Mumbai.[6]

CareerEdit

Ananta Mandal has 16 Solo Exhibitions in his career. The journey started in 2004 when he had his first solo show at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata as a student. He has exhibited in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in India and abroad and he has often been invited as guest artist.[7] He is a life member of the Bombay Art Society.[8]

Most of his paintings are Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil color based. His paintings depict realistic urban landscapes, city life, Bengalis durga festival (durga puja), old railway steam engine, tropical desert of Rajasthan and the many moods of nature. Mostly his notable works depict the atmosphere of Mumbai and Kolkata. [9][10][11][12]

AwardsEdit

 
Mandal painting Kolkata Monsoon, Acrylic on Canvas

Mandal won more than 40 Awards Internationally and all over in India. His notable excellent achievements are

International AwardsEdit

  • 2017: Award from Northwest Watercolor Society, Washington, USA. [13]
  • 2013: First place Award from Watercolor Art Society-Houston, USA. [14]
  • 2012 : The Winsor & Newton Excellence Award – Northwest Watercolor Society, United States [15]
  • 2011 : Award – The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, United States [16]
  • 2010 : Best of show Award – Western Federation of Watercolor Society, Utah, United States [17]
  • 2009 : Award - San Diego Watercolor Society, USA [18]
  • 2009 : Award - North East Watercolor Society, New York, USA [19]
  • 2007 : Award of Excellence, Western Federation of Watercolor Society, United States [17]
  • 2007 : Award, Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, United States [20]
  • 2006 : Award of Excellence, San Diego Watercolor Society, California, United States [21] [22]

Awards in IndiaEdit

  • 2013: AIFACS Award - 14th all India Watercolor Exhibition, New Delhi[23]
  • 2012 : AIFACS Award – 100 Years of the city of New Delhi 2011. New Delhi [23]
  • 2011: Award for Best Landscape in Watercolor Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [24]
  • 2010 : Best Painting Award - R.A.D Annual Exhibition, Arannya 2010, Kolkata [25]
  • 2009 : Best Entry Award - The Art Society of India. Mumbai [26]
  • 2009 : Award – Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [24]
  • 2006 : Camlin Award – 7th Eastern Region, (Kokuyo Camlin), Kolkata [27]
  • 2006 : Award - The Art Society of India. Mumbai [26]
  • 2006 : Award - Lokmanya Tilak Art Exhibition, Pune
  • 2005 : Best Award - R.A.D Exhibition, Arannya 2010, Kolkata [25]
  • 2005 : Best Water Color Painting Award - Calcutta Information Centre, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata
  • 2005 : Award – South Central Zone Cultural Center, ministry of culture. Govt. of India. Cultural Zones of India Nagpur [28]
  • 2005 : Award - Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
  • 2005 : Birla Academy Award - Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata [29]
  • 2005 : Award - Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [24]
  • 2005 : Best Painting Award - Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

Artworks over the yearsEdit

Kolkata SeriesEdit

The Kolkata Series started from his college days from 2001, when Ananta spent his next six years in College Hostel. That area resembled old British period of Kolkata (Calcutta). In this series there are Trams in Kolkata & tramline with old architecture, hand pulled rickshaws, yellow taxi, different mood and seasons of the city. His artistic journey started with Kolkata paintings.[30]

Mumbai SeriesEdit

After completing his studies he moved to Mumbai in 2008. Later he developed a new series on Mumbai's city life. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India and The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bandra–Worli Sea Link, Skyline and Sea Harbor, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mumbai Suburban Railway are main among his subjects. In 2016 he did solo exhibition on Mumbai series at Jehangir Art Gallery.[31] [32]

Work for CharityEdit

Ananta has continuously supported NGO and charitable trust in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Dubai, London through his Paintings and art exhibitions aim to raise fund for cancer, women education, child rights and special needs. He took part in charity art shows for the Nargis Dutt Foundation by Priya Dutt, NGO CRY (Child Rights and You), Indian Cancer Society, Cancer Patients Aid Association,[33] SNF Development Center. Mandal's artworks are also given to many art auctions to help raise money. [34]

International Art residencyEdit

  • 2014 : TellusArt & Abu Dhabi Art Hub Presented an International art residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE [2][35]

AchievementsEdit

  • 2006: Selected Top 100 Artist – The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, New York, United States [36]
  • 2007: Selected for Traveling Show – Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, United States[20]
  • 2008: Harmony Art show, ' in Reliance Industries all – India art exhibition'. Mumbai[37]

Further readingEdit

  • The Times of India, Capturing landscapes on his canvas
  • Gyanesh, Aditi (16 December 2012). "Mandal's country canvas in town for art lovers". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  • Ananta Mandal Interview
  • Houston Chronicle- Arts & Theater
  • The Times of India, Multifarious impressions of Ananta Mandal
  • "Mumbai's monsoon made artsy". CNN. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  • Millennium Post, Treat for the senses
  • The pioneer, life in a metro


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nwws.org/ an Art society in USA, the Official website.
  2. ^ a b Tellus Art, a Global Art Organization, based in Sweden the Official website.
  3. ^ Fine Art Studio Online (FASO), a Global Art Website, based in USA the Official website.
  4. ^ Ananta Mandal Official Website
  5. ^ Kamal Nayan Bajaj Art Gallery the Official website.
  6. ^ Ananta Mandal Official Website
  7. ^ Sen, Debarati (10 December 2013). "Multifarious impressions of Ananta Mandal". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  8. ^ Chakrabarti, Sujata (4 May 2010). "Tales of transition". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  9. ^ Chavda, Sanaya (26 March 2011). "The crowd, the speed and architecture of this dream city inspires me". Bombay Times.
  10. ^ Arslan, Zaira (23 March 2011). "Painting his love". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Get a glimpse of Mumbai's charisma on canvas". Hindustan Times. 22 March 2011.
  12. ^ "A journey from reality by Ananta Mandal". Afternoon. 4 May 2010.
  13. ^ https://www.nwws.org/ an art society in USA, the Official website.
  14. ^ http://www.watercolorhouston.org/ an art society in USA, the Official website.
  15. ^ http://www.nwws.org/ an Art society in USA, the Official website.
  16. ^ http://www.pawcs.com/ an Watercolor society in USA, the Official website.
  17. ^ a b http://www.wfws.org/ a Watercolor society in USA, the Official website.
  18. ^ http://www.sdws.org/ an art society in USA, the Official website.
  19. ^ https://www.northeastws.com/ an art society in USA, the Official website.
  20. ^ a b http://texaswatercolorsociety.org/ a Watercolor society in USA, the Official website.
  21. ^ http://www.sdws.org/ a Watercolor society in USA, the Official website.
  22. ^ Ananta Mandal Official Website, Awards
  23. ^ a b http://www.aifacs.org.in/ Archived 24 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine an independent arts organisation in India, the Official website.
  24. ^ a b c http://www.bombayartsociety.org/ Archived 29 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine an art organisation in Mumbai, India, the Official website.
  25. ^ a b http://www.rad.net.in/ an art organisation in India, the Official website.
  26. ^ a b http://www.artsocietyofindia.org/ an art organisation in Mumbai, India, the Official website.
  27. ^ http://www.kokuyocamlin.com/ an Art Foundation in India, the Official website.
  28. ^ http://www.sczcc.gov.in/ a Govt. art Center in India, the Official website.
  29. ^ http://www.birlaart.com/ major cultural activities center in Kolkata, India, the Official website.
  30. ^ Kolkata paintings
  31. ^ Mumbai paintings
  32. ^ Mumbai paintings exhibition
  33. ^ Cancer Patients Aid Association Official Website
  34. ^ Ananta Mandal Official Website
  35. ^ The First Artist Community in UAE https://www.adah.ae, the Official website.
  36. ^ http://www.artrenewal.org/ an art organization in USA, the Official website.
  37. ^ Ananta Mandal Official Website, Achievements

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