Ashok Khant Fine artist
Ashok Khant was born in 2nd June,1959 at Bhayavadar, (Saurastra-Gujarat). He belonging to small farmer’s family . He is one such artist who has captured the beauty of rustic villages of India on his canvas. As school leval’s Gujarat state Intermediate Drawing Grade Exam he was received the first prize in three subject. Ashok’s figurative paintings depict the reality of life, most of rural life of Gujarat. He painted many landscapes in water colour on the spot & live oil portraits of diffeerant personalities..His some portraits are very popular like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,Tagore and so many religious and social persons. Ashok is also successful in bringing out the expression and character. His work appreciated and collected at many places like, Indian high commission diplomat hall-London , Royal train-Gujarat tourisam, Sintex industries ltd, Sardar Patel award association-USA, Sardar patel university, Suzlon Energy, PBM Polytex. Ltd.,Patodia syntex ltd, Bharat bhavan, Gujarat state lalitkala academy, Alif laila T.V. serial etc…
He was done G.D.A. paintings -1989, & A.T.D.-1979 (Centre first) from Kala kendra college of fine arts, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Ashok held the first solo exhibition of his works at the Ravishankar Rawal kala bhavan, Ahmedabad in 1987 and he was helded Twenty shows in India’s famous art gallery most of Ahmedabad, Surat, Anand, Vallabh vidyanagar, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, and New Delhi since then. He has received several National awards in Paintings like : Maha kaushal kala parisad, Raipur (M.P.) in 1993, Gold medal by Amateur artist association.,Nalgonda (A.P.) in 1987, National youth award by Handicapped welfare federation, New Delhi in 1986, and some state awards like Gujarat state lalit kala academy, Ganghinagar in 1984, World Wide Fund for Nature- India in 1992. His Reputed credit is Specially honoured by Narendra Modi (The chief minister of Gujarat) for his service in the progress of the nation in the field of art, on 58 th independent day-India in 2004.
Ashok’s many paintings and articles are published in, Gujarat Dipotsvi, kumar, Inside outside, Discover India , Swagat, Abhiyan, chitralekha,Akhand Anand and many daily news papers..he Attended many art workshop, and give live demonstration of portrait paintings, Telecast some small TVdocumentery on his life and art. At present He worked as a freelance artist in vallabh vidyanagar at his own art studio: Gallery-an,
Art lovers can see his works at: www.akhant.wordpress.com