He was born on 10-12-1914 in Vill. Jartauli,Distt. Ludhiana, Punjab to father Gurdit Singh and mother Daya kaur. His mother died when he was five year old. His father left him in the care of his grandfather....
He was in 10th class, when his grandfather died in 1930. He started working in his uncle's workshop at Kila Raipur. His father had agricultural farm in Assam. His father took him to Assam to help him..
His creative genius arose from within and he wanted to give the form to the formless by expressing himself through the media of the painting. He made up his mind to leave . . .
In 1937, he with his family shifted to Assam to look after his land in Lanka, District NowGong, Assam as his father was very sick. He was living in ‘Punjabi Basti’, where number of freedom . . .
In 1938, he prepared portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and Subash Chander Bose for Congress conference. He presented one painting on India's independence movement to Pt. Nehru..
In 1941, his father died and he had to go to his village ‘Punjabi Basti’, Lanka, District NowGong to look after his land. This time he had to spend quite a long time there. He went through . . .
In 1944, he with his family shifted from Assam to his village Jartauli, Punjab. He had made portrait of Bhai Randhir Singh. In 1945, he joined as Instructor, Painting Workshop, Meerut cantt. .
On 14-4-46, he completed a painting named. ‘Past and Future’, to give to Sir Staford Cripps. After getting it framed, Trilok Singh went to Delhi and met Pt. Nehru. . .
In 1948, Trilok Singh topped painting competition for the post of 'State Artist' PEPSU, Patiala and was offered the Job. He joined as 'State Artist' on June 8,1948. . .
On 1st. November 1956, PEPSU was merged into Punjab. After transfer 'Punjabi Mehkma, PEPSU' became Languages department ( Bhasha Vibhag ) Punjab.
As usual he got up early in morning, took his bath and had breakfast. His son, Jotinder Singh had to go to Delhi for some official work. The artist asked his son to click his photograph . . .
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