Krishen Khanna

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Krishen Khanna (born 1925) is an Indian artist born in Faislabad, Pakistan. He attended Imperial Service College in England and is a self-taught artist.[1] He is recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1962, the Padma Shri in 1990, and the Padma Bhushan in 2011.

Early life[edit]

After attending Imperial Serfice College from 1938-1942, he enrolled himself in Government College, Lahore from 1942-1944. In 1946 he started working with Grindlays Bank for 14 years. In 1961 he resigned from the bank and devoted his full-time to art.[2]

Awards, Fellowships and Honors[edit]

  • Rockefellar Fellowship (1962)
  • National Award Lalit Kala Academi (1965)
  • Fellowship of the Council of Economics and Cultural Affairs, New York (1965)
  • Gold Medal First Triennale of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi (1968)
  • President's Award, International Festival of Art, Baghdad, Iraq (1986)
  • Gold Medal First Biennale Of Art, Lahore, Pakistan (1986)
  • Padma Shri by Gov't of India (1990)
  • Padma Bhushan by Gov't of India (2011)


  1. ^ "krishen khanna". artnet. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Krishen Khanna". indianarticle. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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