Behram Rustom Rana
Creative limitation at his official job and his artistic talent inspired him to paint. He painted part time. 9 to 5 p.m. job with L&T gave him an opportunity to pursue his painting skills.
He had his maiden show with 16 paintings on theme of Divinity at the Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai in 1983. Later there was no looking back. Many solo shows followed:
- 1985,1990, 1993 Taj art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1986, Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1987, 1995, 1999, 2004 and 2008 at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 2011 at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Group Shows: 2005, 2006 Bombay Art Society
- 2006, Cymyoza Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 2004, Singapore
He painted figurative in his earlier days. Today he is into abstract. His latest show at Jehangir Art Gallery, he exhibited 26 of his Black & White abstracts in mixed-media were highly appreciated. He is a perfectionist and strongly believes that there is always scope for improvement. He is a student (of arts) and will always remain a student.
Collection of his paintings
- Corporate and private (India)
- Singapore, Middle East, Australia, U.S
An Advertiser: –
1964 Behram walked out of J.J. Institute of Arts after successfully completing four years of certificate in Applied Arts (Commercial Arts). He did apprenticeship for a year and started freelancing. Opened his designing studio at fort, Gogha street, Mumbai. He specialized in window display and had number of reputed clients, such as Garden Silk, Max Factor and Various large departmental stores in Mumbai.
Apart from window displays, he designed advertisements for Tata services Ltd. and Tata Sons for their foreign press publicity.
He closed his studio in 1971 to work in advt. agencies as creative for couple of years.
In 1977 he shifted his base to an engineering giant of India, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
He started his career fresh as a visualisor in their in house advt. department. Retired from the same organization in 2001 to pursue his goal and ambition of a full time painter.
During his stay in Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) his portfolio was full of various responsibilities such as designing and executing corporate campaigns, print production annual reports, brochures, exhibitions and outdoor publicity. He also directed photography for the corporate high level executives.
He stays with his wife and only son in the suburbs of Mumbai. His wife is in the teaching profession and runs a full-fledged Nursery for kids.
You may visit his website for his paintings – www.behramrana.com