Born in 1973 in Latur, Maharashtra. He graduated in Drawing and Painting from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Punein 1997, and did a Diploma in Art Education from the J.J.School of Art, Mumbai in 1998. He has won several awards including a Prize from JJ School of Art Annual Art Exhibition and Prizes for Portraiture in 1997. He has 20 solo shows including one in Singapore to his credit. He has participated in more than 40 important group exhibitions. His works have been auctioned by Saffron Art and ‘Save the Children’ and he has regularly participated in the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai.
Anand Panchal has a special preference for painting the rustic rural life of India depicting the human form. He captures the moods and movements of his subjects especially those of children and often goes far beyond what is usually evident. The use of bold typical Indian traditional colors in his palette adds to the cultural and ethnic vibrancy of his paintings which are often bathed in a warm comforting light. His figurative compositions are an accolade to the contemplative and serene expressions.