Artist G.S. Sohan Singh was born in August 1914. His interest in art was inherited from his talented artist father S. Gian Singh” Naqqash”, Fresco Artist of The Golden Temple, Amritsar. In 1929, he joined the Art Company of S.Hari Singh, and in 1931 after visiting Delhi and Bombay and The port of Calcutta, he came back Amritsar where he accompanied his father’s work at Bazaar Sodhian. The Artist’s father had by that time retired from his service in the Golden Temple Amritsar and both father and son started painting religious themes, preparing charts for students as well as framing pictures.
G.S. Sohan Singh had a spiritual bent of mind since his childhood. There is long list of paintings made by him of various subjects such as Sikh Gurus, Sikh Generals and warriors, Gurudwaras, Saints, God-Godesses, Historical, Cultural and Monuments.
As a befitting tribute to the great artist, late Sardar G.S. Sohan Singh, a memorial trust was formulated in his name for the preservation and presentation of the artist’s major contribution to the cultural ethos of India with particular reference to Punjab.(View a full biography here.)
We are grateful to G.S. Sohan Singh for the beautiful images of Guru Ram Das, which we have used on our website (including our main SDI banner and our Guru Ram Das Chetna event banner). Here is an example of the image which can be found along with other works by G.S. Sohan Singh at art-heritage.com