Sobha Singh Art Gallery Palampur
Dedicated to the work of eminent artist Sobha Singh, the Sobha Singh Art Gallery is situated in Andretta village, which is located 14 kms south of Palampur. Sobha Singh is a veteran painter from the Sikh community and his masterpiece of Guru Nanak (with his one hand raised as if to bestow blessings) has brought him ample of fame. The art gallery displays some of the finest work of Sobha Singh, which include portraits of Sohni-Mahinval and Hir-Ranjha (famed Punjabi couples).
Today, Sobha Singh Art Gallery is an important art centre and holds great value in Punjab's heritage. Most of the paintings here have the influence Kangra School of art and are done-well in western classical techniques of oil painting. The art gallery also has sculptures and busts of some eminent Punjabi icons such as M.S. Randhawa, Prithviraj Kapoor and Nirmal Chandra, and an incomplete head-study of the Punjabi poetess Amrita Pritam. Apart from Sikh Gurus, Sobha Singh also painted portraits of Indian national heroes like Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Time to Visit the Art Gallery
The timings for visiting the art gallery are from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm all through the week. Entry is fee and the duration of visit is 1 to 2 hours.
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