Born in 1963 in up, india. Did BFA from college of art, lucknow followed by MFA from jmi, New Delhi. He showcased his works regularly by having solo exhibitions & participating in national and international shows. He also had seventy five group shows in major cities of india and abroad like new delhi, calcutta, mumbai, bangalore, lucknow, jakarta and moscow. Narain has many feathers in his cap in his own credit which includes annual award from up state lalit kala academy in 1995, lalit kala academy research grant in 1991 and the annual award by camlin art foundation in 2001.
Anand narain is the explorer of “untouched nature”.
His paintings are the true reflection depicting indian meadows with their extreme stretch, inhabitant on the river coasts, fertile or unfertile land approached or surrounded by rivers. The bridges and crossings, lively and nurturing forests and vegetation. The beliefs and myths deeply rooted in the hearts of rural races, the struggle of a common indian who feels proud of his existence and lives in hurdles. All these things have jointly made the subject of his paintings completely genuine and lively. He mostly uses oil on canvas as the medium. The spatula is central to his work as an artist as it gives his paintings a 3d effect and the pigmentation that results is dramatic and strong. His works are neither an imitation nor an adopted thought from any sources. It’s only an effort to mark or symbolize historical element including his views, pious opinion, and dealing with an ease in order to collect indian values and culture.