Ananta Mandal is an Indian painter. He has been recognized with top international and national honours for his painting. Mostly his paintings are created in impressionist manner and surrealist way in various mediums like watercolour, oil and acrylic.
He has his first solo show in 2004 at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. He has exhibited in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in India and abroad and at the same time he has been invited as guest artist in different parts of India and abroad. At present he lives and works in Mumbai,India.
He worked out a highly individual style, but at the same time it is deeply contemporary. Most of his paintings are watercolor, acrylic and oil color based. His paintings are best known for realistic urban landscapes, the bustling city life, time endured old railway steam engine, tropical desert, and the many moods of nature. He has also gained recognition for his surrealistic paintings. In his works, he focuses on depicting the atmosphere of Mumbai and Calcutta.