Lives In: Amravati
Graduated in science from the University of Nagpur, Maharashtra
The artist, who began by painting beautiful landscapes, was strongly affected by the ugly slums that had sprung up across Mumbai in the 1950s. In his paintings, this abject poverty and dirty slums crop up once in a while. Yet, he did not abandon his first love, landscapes, and would travel every few months. From the lush greenery of Kerala, to the stark landscape of Udaipur to the dense forests, his landscapes are highly prized. In the recent past, he did a series on rains and monsoon greens.
Read more Education Bachelor of fine arts from M.S. Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda - 1997 Master of fine arts, from College of Art, New Delhi - 1999. Awards 2010 National Akaademi award - Lalit Kala 2007 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' -painting (state award) 2005 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' -painting (all India) 2001-2002 'Lalit Kala research grant awards', New Delhi 2001 'Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi' - printmaking