Born in 1935 in Amritsar, Paramjit Singh had his art education in the
School of Arts, Delhi Polytechnic (1953-58). He was the founder
member of 'The Unknown', a group of young painters and sculptors
based in Delhi.
Paramjit landscapes, with their loaded silence evocative of the other worldly, became over the years, a distinct mystical utterance in pictorial terms. The esoteric in his landscapes was perhaps young Paramjit response to the mystery in tensions between the deep pictorial space and the sharp shadows of inanimate objects in the picture metafisica, a short-lived school in modem Italian art, and to the later Surrealist paintings. All these were transformed over about two decades into a personal statement in Paramjit's paintings.
Paramjit Singh won the National Award in 1970. Between 1967 and 1994, he had 24 solo shows in India and in important galleries and art centres in Norway, Germany and Belgium. In 1973 he worked in the graphics studios of the Atelier Nord, Oslo. He was a faculty member of the Department of Fine Art, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, for 29 years, and retired as Professor in 1992. Between 1957 and 1994, Paramjit participated in 48 important exhibitions in India and abroad, which included the First Young Asian Artists Exhibition,Tokyo (1957), Art Expo '70, Indian Pavilion, Osaka, Exhibition of Prints, Atelier Nord and Gallery '71, Tromso, Norway (1 973), Indian Art Today, 1Yarmstadt, Germany (1982), the 15th International Biennale, Tokyo (1 984), Inaugural Exhibition, Bharat Bhavan,Bhopal (1984), Art Biennale, Ankara, Turkey (1986), Festival of India,USSR (1987), International Festival of Art, Baghdad (1988), 'Indian Encounters', The Galleria, London (1 993), Art Biennale, Cairo (1994), Art Festival, Israel (1994).
Paramjit Singh lives and works in New Delhi.;