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Avtarjeet Dhanjal

Born 1939, Dalla, near Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Avtarjeet Dhanjal started his career as a carpenter, blacksmith and signwriter. Later he attended the Government College of Arts, Chandigarh, where he specialised in sculpture and clay modelling. In 1970 he went to East Africa and taught in the Department of Visual Arts at Kenyatta University College, Nairobi until 1974. From 1974-75 he attended St Martin's School of Art in London; while there his experimental work in aluminium was noticed by Alcan Aluminium (UK) Ltd. He then spent a year at Alcan's factory at Tipton, Staffordshire. He has completed a number of commissions for outdoor pieces both here and in India.  He was included in the Yorkshire Arts and Sheffield City Art Galleries touring exhibition Artist in Industry, 1983-84.

He lives and works at Telford in Shropshire.

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