Chandra Bal taught Harish Johari
the wash painting technique, which Harish later developed into his
Johari Wash Painting Tradition.
In this sense master Chandra Bal lies at the basis
of the technique used in most paintings shown on the Sanatan Society
websites. He learned the wash painting technique from Shri Bhawani
Prasad Mittal, who learned it at Shanti Niketan.
Together with Harish, Chandra Bal personally taught
many of the artists presented on this website, such as Pieter
Weltevrede, Sandeep Johari,
Suresh Johari, Sapna
Johari, among many others. For most of his life, he taught painting
in his own private school in Bareilly - India. The school is still
being run by his son Prabhat Bal, who himself is also a very gifted
artist of whom we will show work on this website soon.
Master Chandra Bal left his body on the 15th of June
2002. This very short introduction awaits the creation of a much
longer biography. We hope to add more paintings of the master to
this website soon, but already here are a few :