Ananta Mandal

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Ananta Mandal
অনন্ত মন্ডল
Ananta Mandal at his solo exhibition, Mumbai in 2016
Ananta Mandal at his solo exhibition, Mumbai in 2016
Born (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 34)
Kolkata
Nationality India Indian
Education Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata Ananta Mandal Signature 2014.gif
Signature of Ananta Mandal
Known for Visual Arts, Painting, Drawing
Website anantamandal.in
Years active 2003–present

Ananta Mandal (Bengali: অনন্ত মন্ডল) (born 5 February 1983) is an Indian artist.[1][2] He has been recognised with international and national honours for his many paintings in watercolour, oil and acrylic.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Ananta Mandal had his first solo show in 2004 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. He has exhibited in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in India and abroad and he has often been invited as guest artist.[4] At present he lives and works in Mumbai, India.[5]

Most of his paintings are watercolor, acrylic and oil color based. His paintings depict realistic urban landscapes; city life, an old railway steam engine, a tropical desert, and the many moods of nature. His works depict the atmosphere of Mumbai and Calcutta.[6][7][8][9]

Awards[edit]

Imposing Impression _ 45 x 30 inches _ Watercolor on Paper _ 2013

International Awards[edit]

  • 2006: Award of Excellence, San Diego Watercolor Society, California, United States [10]
  • 2007: Award of Excellence, Western Federation of Watercolor Society, United States [11]
  • 2007: J. R. C.M. Award, Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, United States [12]
  • 2010: Award – Outstanding Acrylic. Bold Brush Painting Competition, October 2010 [13]
  • 2010: Best of show Award – Western Federation of Watercolor Society, Utah, United States [11]
  • 2011: Award – The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, United States [14]
  • 2012: The Winsor & Newton Excellence Award – Northwest Watercolor Society, United States [15]
  • 2013: First place Award – 36th International Exhibition at Watercolor Art Society-Houston, USA [16]

National & Regional[edit]

[18]

  • 2003: Gold Medal for Best Painting 'All India' – Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain [19]
  • 2004: Camlin Award – '5th Eastern Region', an Camel Art Foundation's All India Art Exhibition (Kokuyo Camlin), Kolkata [20]
  • 2004: Best Water Colour Painting Award – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Govt of India East Zone Cultural Centre, Kolkata [21]
  • 2005: Award 'All India' – The Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [22]
  • 2005: Award 'All India' – South Central Zone Cultural Center, ministry of culture. Govt. of India. Cultural Zones of India Nagpur [23]
  • 2005: Birla Academy Award 'All India' – Birla Academy Art & Culture. Kolkata [24]
  • 2005: Best Painting Award with Gold Medal 'All India' – Kalavart Nyas, Ujjain [25]
  • 2005: Best Painting Award 'All India' – Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 2005: Award – 'Agnipath' An All India painting Exhibition, New Delhi
  • 2005: Best Award – R.A.D Presented an Exhibition 'Arannya 2005'. Kolkata [26]
  • 2006: Camlin Award – 7th Eastern Region, an Camel Art Foundation's All India Art Exhibition (Kokuyo Camlin), Kolkata [20]
  • 2006: Award 'All India' The Art Society of India. Mumbai [27]
  • 2009: Best Entry Award 'All India' – The Art Society of India. Mumbai [27]
  • 2009: Award 'All India' – Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [22]
  • 2010: Best Painting Award 'All India' – R.A.D Presented an Exhibition 'Arannya 2010'. Kolkata [26]
  • 2011: Award for Best Landscape in Watercolor 'All India', Bombay Art Society. Mumbai [22]
  • 2012: AIFACS Award – 100 Years of the city of New Delhi 2011. New Delhi [28]
  • 2013: AIFACS Award – 14th all India Watercolor Exhibition, New Delhi [28]

International Art residency[edit]

  • 2014 : TellusArt & Abu Dhabi Art Hub Presented an International art residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE [1][29]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2006: Selected Top 100 Artist – The Art Renewal Center's International Competition, New York, United States [30]
  • 2007: Selected for Traveling Show – Texas Watercolor Society, Texas, United States[12]
  • 2008: Harmony Art show, ' in Reliance Industries all – India art exhibition'. Mumbai[31]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

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

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