Born in Bikaner (Rajasthan) and schooled from Bishop Cotton School,Shimla, I have been painting since early childhood.  However, the journey from school till now took me through a lot of detours, only to realize that it was just art where my true passion lied. I went to Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi   and then worked in the corporate banking sector for 4 years(ABN Ambro, Bank of America). Working in the corporate world, only aggravated my discontent with my job, so far away from art and never having enough time to finish a painting. Finally, I took the leap of faith and decided that I could not stay away from my passion for art any longer. I resigned from my job and since then have been painting full time after a brief stint of studying at Delhi College of Art. Painting for me is the food for the soul and nature has been my biggest inspiration, practicing pleinair painting and traveling with my easel everywhere I want to capture the essence of the Indian landscapes. I have also attempted abstract /modern art with themes of the abstractions of the times today.  Basing myself earlier in New Delhi, since one and half year I have been staying in the mountains of Manali, away from the hustle of city life and peacefully enjoy my interactions with the Himalayas. This has given me enough time and perseverance to follow this path all my life.

Solo Exhibitions

The Himalayan Odyssey, Galerie Metanoia 56, rue Quincampoix, Paris    

October 26 - November 1 - 2018

LANDSCAPE - A Himalayan Journey, Gaiety Theatre Shimla.  

October 24 - October 27 - 2015

Escapade: Exhibition of Seascapes and Landscapes, Gaiety Theatre Shimla.  

November 4 - November 7 - 2016

Symphony Of Spring, Alliance Francaise, Lodi Estate, Delhi.

April 19 - April 22 - 2014

Lust for Life, Arpana Art Gallery, Delhi.

December 7 - December 11 - 2013

Group Exhibitions / Participations

India Art Festival, Nehru Center, Mumbai 

January 17 - January 20 - 2019

Art Encounter, Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi 

May - 2012

Contact Me


T- +91 8894822129

Emergings, Artizen Art Gallery, Delhi 

February - 2012


T- +91 8894822129

© Vikrant Singh Rathore.

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