Govinder Nazran (1964-2008)
Govinder Nazran''s artistic training began at Bradford Art College- where he studied Graphic Design from 1980-1983. He went on to study at London Art College- completing a Diploma in Graphic Design- specialising in Illustration- in 1985.
Having completed his formal training- Govinder decided to move to London- approaching all of the major city publishers with his design portfolio. He soon found himself an agent and started work on children''s book illustrations- with a focus on Indian books. After six months in London- he moved to Cambridge and continued work freelance in illustration.
In 1987- Govinder moved back to Bradford- taking up the position as designer for a greetings card company with responsibility for product design as well as development. He felt in 1990 to join an artists'' agency- working on licensing and product development- and later directing photographic shoots.
This eventually led to him gaining a prestigious position as a photographic art director with a mail order catalogue company- spending the next year traveling around the world on fashion shoots.
However- by 1993 Govinder decided to return to the quiet life in Saltaire- spending the next five years working freelance on card designs with major publishers.
Having built up am enviable reputation through his designs- he decided the time was right to approach the fine art market with a view to having his designs published. In 1999- he joined Washington Green and has numerous originals put into print.
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