The Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar (IAFA) is one of the oldest & the most prestigious Art Institution of India promoting Art & Culture in the region.

The Academy was established by Master Gurdit Singh, an eminent artist of that time with the help of other artists (Founder Members: Sh. Kedar Nath Sharma Film Director, Sh. B.S.Sewak, Mohd. Hussain Painter, Sh.S.D.Oberoi, Sh. Mallah Ram and others) in the year 1928.

Who could imagine, the seed they were bowing sitting in a small room (situated at Mahna Singh Road, Amritsar) will blossom into a big tree (institution)!

In the year 1932, S.G. Thakur Singh took over the charge of Academy as President. He with other renowned artists (S. Hari Singh, G. S. Sohan Singh, S. Gurbachan Singh, S. Dalip Singh, S. Sobha Singh and others) continued working for the sake of Art.

Sh. Dhruv Dev Arora and Sh. Sunder Dass Oberoi (both Hon. General Secretaries at different periods) supported artists to pursuits their dreams.

Joining of S. Dharam Singh Engineer to this team of artists worked as a strong boost in giving newer shape to IAFA. Together, they planned to have IAFA’s own building.

The foundation stone of the Main Building was laid by the President of India, Dr. Rajinder Parsad on 13th April, 1961.

At present, IAFA has got a beautiful building located at Madan Mohan Malviya Road, near Lawrence Road Chowk, opposite Ram Bagh Gardens., AMRITSAR.

It has got six exhibition halls, a majestic 350 seated auditorium, art studio, a library, administrative block, guest rooms, lush green walls and artistically carved walls….

IAFA keeps the artists of the region busy in the different fields of ART by involving them in its Activities

IAFA maintains an ART GALLERY exhibiting over 250 invaluable paintings by the master artists of the century.

IAFA also caters to the demands of Art Lovers by keeping an Affordable Art Exhibition (Art Work on Sale)

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