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Creative Artists

Those who make their artistic creations believing that God is the greatest creator and it is He who shows us the way to create for the happiness and welfare of the vast creation created by Him.


Art is a very wide term as it includes diff erent kinds of arts. It may be an art of painting by a painter or a cartoon by a cartoonist. When an architect makes a plan, he shows his artistic skill. Similarly, a sculpture can make his creations out of diff erent materials like wood, paper, glass etc. Th e Sikh art and architecture started with the constructions of Gurdwaras. Th e Golden Temple at Amritsar is the best piece of Artistic and architectural excellence. Th e architectural get up of the Golden Temple is unique in this sphere. Principal S.S. Bhatti, in one of his articles on Sikh architecture has written in this respect as follows: "Almost levitating above, and in the middle of, an expansive water-body the 'pool of nectar' (Amritsar), the Darbar (court) Sahib or Harimandar (Lord's Temple), as it is called, stirs one deeply with glitters of its golden dome, kiosks, parapets, and repousee-work and the enchanting evanescence of its shimmering refl ections in the pool." Although, there is no replica of Golden Temple, most of the Gurudwaras resemble the shrine in respect of Gumbad and domes. Th e domes on Sikh shrines spring from a fl oral base, and have inverted lotus symbol, top from which arises the Khalsa. Th ere is always a Central dome and small four other cupulas one on each corner of the usually Cuboid structure of the Shrine. Th e art in the Golden Temple is refl ected in the beautiful designs made on the walls with Gach, subsequently guilded and at many places made ornamental by means of coloured and mirrored cut glass as well as semi-precious stones. Various other Gurudwaras also refl ect such designs on the walls. Th e art of fresco paintings as refl ected on the walls of the Golden Temple is mainly the work of famous fresco painter Bhai Gian Singh. In appreciation of his wonderful art Bhai Gian Singh was presented in 1949 with a robe of honour by SGPC. His son G.S. Sohan Singh became famous for making portraits of the Gurus. However, the most famous Sikh painter was S. Sobha Singh, who also made the paintings of Sikh Gurus particularly that of Guru Nanak made on the occasion of the 500th Birth Anniversary of the 1st Guru (1969) and that of Guru Gobind Singh made on the occasion of the 300th Birth Anniversary of the Master (1967). He also made certain portraits of contemporaries. Some of his murals can be seen in the gallery of the Parliament House in New Delhi. S. Sobha Singh was also a prominent sculptor and the busts made by him included that of some eminent Punjabis like M.S. Randhawa and Prithviraj Kapoor. Th e originals of his work are displayed in his personal art gallery at Andretta (Himachal Pradesh). Th ere have been many famous architects also among the Sikhs. For example the magnanimous building of Khalsa College at Amritsar. is one of the best buildings of a college in the country. It was designed by Sardar Bahadur, Sardar Ram Singh, a self-taught genius of prodigious dimensions. Th e queen of England was so impressed by the many splendid creativity of this genius that he was given the coveted title of MVO (Member of the Victorian Order). Many of the beautiful Gurdwaras during the earlier part of the last century were also designed by outstanding Sikh Architects. For example, Sardar Balwant Singh Bhatti, was the architect who designed Gurdwara Panja Sahib (Hassan Abdal) now in Pakistan and Takht Sri Kesgarh, Anandpur Sahib. Among the best known architects and builders of non-religious buildings, the name of S. Sobha Singh will always fi gure at the top. In fact, the history of construction in the present day Delhi, the capital of India starts with S. Sobha Singh. When Indian capital was shift ed from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, S. Sujan Singh and his son S. Sobha Singh became the most important builders of the signifi cant buildings which included South Block, some parts of Rashtrapati Bhawan, Vijay Chowk and War Memorial Arch (India Gate). Not only this, S. Sobha Singh himself purchased huge lands and constructed prominent buildings of today like Chelmsford Club, A.I.F.A.C.'s Hall, Broadcasting House (All India Radio), the National Museum, Dayal Singh College, T.B. Hospital & Modern School. He also built the High Court and Medical College at Nagpur and the Pasteur Institute at Kasauli. S. Kuldeep Singh is another architect, presently based in Delhi, who has planned many prestigious buildings. He was the originally architect of the marine drive development project in Mumbai and also provided consultancy services for the Delhi and Bangalore Metro Rail Projects in Design and architecture. Some of the famous painters, architect, sculpture and other creative artists fi nd a place among our role-models. Although, the number of living creative artists among the Sikhs is quite big and it is not possible to include all of them, we have made the selection of some persons representing diff erent age groups, art forms and the places where they are doing their work. We have also included 2-3 artists who are quite young and are upcoming. So that they may feel motivated and we may get an opportunity to see them blossoming in their works in the coming years.

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Amrit and Ravindra Singh

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Dr. Juss Kaur

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Dr. S.S. Bhati

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Amandeep Singh

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Amardeep Singh Dhanjal

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Amolak Singh

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Harjeet Singh Sandhu

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Harpal Singh Sokhi

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Jarnail Singh

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Parwinder Singh

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Taran Singh

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