Devender Singh, an icon in field of art was born at Amritsar on 6th November 1947. He received his formal education at Bombay, Amritsar, Ludhiana & Chandigarh but was initiated into world of art by his accomplished father. He has participated in numerous exhibitions & got many a prestigious & reputed awards.
For Devender Singh, painting came as an inheritance from his father Late S.Sewak Singh a commercial artist, but son turned art into one of transforming Sikh religious history and in delightful compositions on pastels.
From his house in Sector 38, his Gurus and depictions of episodes have reached many Sikh museums across country and abroad. Work never eluded Devender ever since his first collection of paintings on Sikh women was bought by Punjab and Sind Bank for their calendar in 1972.
Devender, a self-made man who thinks that his hobby-turned-profession was like any other job which provides a man with livelihood. His canvases are not in nature of a `satsang in colour' but carry meaningful delineation through countenances of Gurus, silhoutted women and elements in sober pastels. The walls of Sikh museums in Paonta Sahib, Anandpur Sahib and Golden Temple are adorned with Devender's paintings. It did not take much time for name to reach NRI Sikhs who flocked him with offers which resulted in his paintings reaching Sikh shrines and attached museums in Singapore and England.