Bratin Khan graduated from the Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan. The influence of the Bengal School is apparent in his handling of line and color. His paintings exude a light that emerges from within. His figures are languid and flow gracefully with the overall schema of the natural world that they inhibit. Khan essentially draws his subjects from the wide base of Indian mythology, religion and folk. Having lived his early life in a village, his intimate relationship with every aspect of rural life and nature finds echoes in his works. His eye for detail and commendable mastery of line, make his style unique.
Khan has had solo and group shows at the Academy of Fine Arts and Grindlays Bank Art Gallery, Kolkata; Rightlines Art Gallery, Bangalore; Classie Sourie, Mumbai; and Dhoomimal Art Center, Delhi. In 1992, he won the best painting award from the Indian Society of Oriental Art and Culture. Khan’s paintings are in the collection of Sony Electronics, Japan; Sonodyne; and RPG Group India; and other private Collections in India, USA, UK, Mauritius, Indonesia and Germany.