Ashok Khant
Ashok Khant
Gujarat India
About Me

Bhayavadar, a small town of Saurashtra region of Gujarat is the native town of renowned artist Mr. Ashok Khant, who has been associated with the art world for the last four decades. After completing his art education from College of Fine Arts in1978,hestarted his journey as an artist in a small town VallabhVidyanagarand created his own personality among 63 amazing artists from around the world.

In these modern times, there are few artists who venture into the field of portraiture and make it asmain focus in their works; Ashok is one of those artists. His proficiency is in oil and watercolour mediums which he uses to paint portraits, landscapes and realism. He is one such rare artist who has a passion for this age old art form. Recently Ashok held his three solo shows in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. These shows were based on Hindi poetry of Renu Gupta.  The beauty and emotions of poems was drawn and painted on canvas by Ashok.

Ashok has been painting ever since he can remember. An education based on academic art techniques of drawing and paintings plus the influence the old Masters artists Rembrandt, Jacques-Louis David, Peter Paul Rubens have influenced the development of his art works.Ashok has been influenced by his surroundingrural life of Gujarat.Naturally he is a God gifted painter. His paintings and drawings show a fine skill particularly in producing figurative studies of enduring compositions. He successfully captures a fleeting moment of time and the associated feeling. Ashok’s work shows that he has attained control overbrushworks and anatomy, the basics of portrait paintings. Ashok’s brushworks is brisk, he uses colour in a patchwork method giving asurprising roundness as well as light and shade effect. Detail of anatomy, drapery and skin texture are worked with a commendable expertise


1989 – Government Diploma In Art, Painting, Vallabh Vidyanagar

1979 – Art Teachers Diploma, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Centre First)


Solo Show :

2013 – AIFACS, New Delhi

2013 - Nehru Centre, AC Gallery Mumbai

2010 – Artists’ Center, Mumbai

2013, 2010, 1996, 1987 – Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan, Ahmedabad

2008, 2005, 2002, 2001 – Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad

2006 – Rotry Art Gallery, Surat

2005 – Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003 – Gallery Leela, Mumbai

1999 – D.C.Patel School Of Architecture, Vallabh Vidyanagar

1993 – Rankuva Education Trust, Rankuva

1992 – R. S.Chambers, Anand

Group Show :

2013, “Colors Of Devine Expressions”,1992 Artist Group – Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan Ahmedabad

2013 – The ’Srishti‘ Contemporary Art Of India At Panjab Kala Bhavan , Chandigarh

2013 – 12 X 12 = 144 Artists, The Mega Art Show At Faculty Of Fine Arts, Vadodara

2012 – ‘Life On Wall’ An International Art Show At Birla Academy, Kolkata, By Art Family

2012 – ‘’Anaamaya – 2012’ Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore

2011 – Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai

2011 – Art Mall , New Delhi

2010 – Art Fusion Show, 2001 Artist Group, Nehru Centre, Mumbai

2009 – Renaissance Gallerie Bangalore

2008 – ‘Dharohar” Kanchan Art Gallery, Jaipur

2001 – Ipcowala Santram College Of Fine Art, Vallabh Vidyanagar, (Photography Of Earthquake)      

2001 – National School Of Interior Design, Rajkot (Photography Of Earthquake)

2001 – India Habitat Centre New Delhi (Sponsored By Krishna’s Collections,)

1999 – Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai ,

1992 – Regional Centre, Madras



 Awards & Reputed Honours:

2008 – Artmajeur Belgium Awards 2008,(For : Http://Akhant.Wordpress.Com )

1993 – National Award By Maha Kaushal Kala Parisad, Raipur (M.P.)

1992 – Painting Award By World Wide Fund For Nature- India ,Valsad Division

1989, 1988 – Annual Exhibition Award By Kala Kendra Collage Of Fine Arts Vallabh Vidyanagar

1989 – Sketching Award By Shri Bhaikaka Birth Centenary Celebrations, Vallabh Vidyanagar

1987 – National Gold Medal By Amateur Artist Association.,Nalgonda (A.P.)

1987 – Portrait Painting Award By Rotract Club, Nadiad

1986 – National Youth Award By Handicapped Welfare Federation, New Delhi

1984 – State Award By Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy,Ganghinagar


2014 – “Gaurav Puraskar” year 2012-13,  By Gujarat state Lalit  Kala Academy.

2013 – 3rd ’Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award-2013′ (Seemapuri Times Presents) New Delhi

2013 – Inclusion Of The 63 Amazing Realistic Artists From Around The World By ‘I See Me, Inc’, Usa

2009 – 4th International ‘ Sardar Patel Award 2009 ”By Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Foundation, New Delhi

2005 – Specially Honoured By Gujarat State Art Teacher’s Association, Ahmedabad

2004 – Specially Honoured By Narendra Modi Chief Minister Of Gujarat For My Good Service In The Field Of Art

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