Amit Bhar’s art is influenced and inspired by the landscape of Bengal, where he spent his childhood. The quiet rustic beauty of its countryside, the quintessential sights and daily goings-on of villages and settlements along the Hooghly river and local trees, flowers and birds are intrinsic to his art.

His other big muse is the sacred city of Benaras and its atmospheric Ghats. The mystical beauty of the holy river and the throng of humanity on its banks come alive in the Bangalore-based artist’s atmospheric works.

Nothing escapes his keen eye – the multitude of bathers and pilgrims, the boatmen, the colourful sadhus, children and the rituals and pageantry all come to life in his paintings.

But Bhar’s intention is not documentation. Instead, he creates a meditative setting that draws you into a state of contemplation. In his works, Benaras emerges like a beautiful mirage.

The Beginning


Born and brought up in Hoogly, Chinsurah, in 1973, Amit Bhar’s art is par excellence, his canvas narrates stories within stories.


Inspired by realism, Amit’s paintings capture the serene beauty of the Ganga Ghats in the holy city of Banaras, recreate the charm of a youthful woman, and paint the 3-dimensional sculptures of Ganesha and Buddha on his canvas.


Apart from Ganga Ghat, Amit is also fascinated by historic buildings and forts. His paintings are a scenic recreation of iconic places in Banaras. Along with cityscapes, the artist is also known for painting stunning portraits of women, draped in the purity of a white saree.

Trained under the guidance of teachers such as Niloy Ghosh who encouraged him to explore his love for art, Shri Paresh Das, and Subal Jana, Amit has numerous awards to his name. Over the years, he has participated in 117 group shows, showcasing his art in major cities in India.

He has also exhibited his paintings in major international places such as Dubai, USA, London, Doha, Canada, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Bangkok, etc. His paintings were also published in International contemporary master volume 9 in 2014, which is published by Worldwide Art Los Angles,


I am glad to share with you that World Art Day has been recognised by UNESCO as an international day on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birth Anniversary, and we are all ready to welcome this decision by celebrating through various art exhibitions and programmes.

Being an Artist, I am really happy that this Platform will give birth to new artists and youthful thoughts. The management of IAA India is committed in its endeavour to provide the assistance needed in making this day eventful and creating opportunities for young artists by presenting their works to the rest of the World.

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