Known to his followers as Mahatma or “great soul,” Gandhi is revered for pioneering the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience. He helped lead his native India to independence from British rule in the 1940s, proclaiming love to be the greatest weapon. Many of Gandhi’s followers were harassed and threatened. Some, like Gandhi, were thrown in prison. But at Gandhi’s urging, and by his example, India’s independence movement maintained an unwavering commitment to non-violent civil disobedience. Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, but his principles continue to inspire peaceful movements for human rights and freedom throughout the world.

The Artist’s thoughts on painting this series- “The seven amazing individuals I will be “working with” have opened my eyes to so much and made me appreciate their courage. Because I have read many of their speeches, seen countless photographs, and watched significant video coverage of their work, I feel as though they are still alive.

As I roll steadfastly into 2014 charged with the task of bringing these heroes to life with paint on canvas, it is my sincere hope that I willfully and beautifully capture their light and their spirit. My hopes and wishes for everyone else in my world and beyond, as they march into 2014, is that they can all find the spark and the courage to embark on their own missions − to accomplish, to achieve, to overcome, to effect change. Even if it is small and personal – such as “giving back” to those in need, or finding peace within, or being a better friend, neighbor, or co-worker – as Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

About the Artist -

Painting since age six, Rossin’s has established an astonishing production capacity that enables him to keep his prices fair and reasonable. In addition to family portraiture, his clientele includes a wide range of world leaders in politics, business, science, history, and the arts. His work can be found in various government institutions, museums, and private collections around the world.

His four paintings in The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Permanent Collection in Washington DC are a testament to his extraordinary talent.


  • Title: Portrait of Mohandas Gandhi
  • Creator: Rossin
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Physical Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Physical Dimensions: 35.75 in x 35.75 in
  • Subject Keywords: Mohandas Gandhi, Non Violence, Painting, Portrait, India
  • Medium: Oil Painting on Canvas

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