Artist, author, and architect Ashok “Art” Davar is building himself a unique house in Malvern that will become his U.S. home, writes Linda Stein for Main Line Media News.
Davar grew up in Europe and India, and after earning a master’s degree in architecture from Penn, he settled in the Philadelphia area, where he now has his studio. From there, he has designed several buildings in the area, all infused with his unique, European flair.
Davar’s talents have also been the subject of the CBS documentary, The Creative World of Ashok Davar. For the last decade, though, he has stayed out of the public eye in order to recharge his creativity.
“To me, architecture is very important,” said Davar. “It influences our life. It’s a constant companion.”
When not designing, Davar likes to spend time writing. One of his books, The Wheel of King Asoka, won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award in 1978, while the original art from his book Talking Worlds is part of the permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
“I’ve met some interesting people who took a liking to me,” said Davar. “I’m thankful to them.”
Read more about Ashok Davar’s work from Main Line Media News here.