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Born at village Pratap Pura near Agra 1937, India.
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EDUCATION?
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National Diploma in Commercial Art from College of Art,?
New Delhi in 1965. Served as an Art Executive in D.A.V.P Government of India , New Delhi.
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ONE MAN EXHIBITION
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1970 ? Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1972 ? Gallery of Oasis, Mumbai .
1972 ? Fine Art Museum, Chandigarh.?
1973 ? All India Fine Art & Crafts Society , New Delhi.?
1973 ? Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1979 ? Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1979 ? Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1980 ? Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1981 ? Kamal Nayan Bajaj Art Gallery , Mumbai.?
1982 ? Rashtriya Kala Mela, New Delhi.
1982 ? Fine Art Gallery, Chandigarh.?
1983 ? Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1984 ? Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1988 ? Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.?
1985 ? Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1988 ? Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.?
1988 ? Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1989 ? Ritu Shambhar Art Gallery, Agra.?
1989 ? Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai.?
1990 ? Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1991 ? Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1991 ? Birla Academy of Art & Culture , Kolkata.?
1991 ? Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1992 ? Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi.?
1992 ? Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata.?
1993 ? Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1994 ? Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1994 ? ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi.?
1994 ? Lalit Kala Academy Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1994 ? City Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1995 ? Sanskriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.?
1995 ? Taj Art Gallery, Bombay.?
1996 ? British Council Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1997 ? Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.?
1998 ? Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi.?
1998 ? ABN Amro Bank, Kolkata.?
1999 ? Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.?
1999 ? Art Today Gallery, New Delhi.?
1999 ? U.P State Lalit Kala Academy,Lucknow. ?
1999 ? Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.?
2000 ? Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.?
2002 ? Krishna?s Collection Art gallery, New Delhi.?
2003 ? India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.?
2003 ? Daffodils Art Gallery, The Grand, New Delhi.?
2004 ? Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi.?
2005 ? Nehru Centre A.C Gallery, Mumbai?
2003 ? Daffodils Art Gallery, The Grand, New Delhi.?
2004 ? Lalit Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi.?
2005 ? Nehru Center A. C Gallery, Mumbai.?
2005 ? Daffodils Art Gallery The Grand , New Delhi.?
2006 ? Jehangir Art Gallery , Mumbai.
2006 ? Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh.
2007 ? Studio Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
2007 ? Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
2008 ? Art Mall, New Delhi.
2008 ? Fine Art Museum, Chandigarh.
2011 ? Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi.
2011 ? Fine Art Museum, Chandigarh.
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SOLO SHOWS ABROAD
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1984 ? Volsbank Weinheim,W. Germany.?
1985 ? Afro ? Asiatica Gallerie, Bremen, W. Germany.?
1985 ? Indian Cultural Centre, Bonn , W. Germany sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations , New Delhi.?
1987 ? Ubersee Museum, Bremen,W. Germany.?
1987 ? Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw, Poland.?
1987 ? Indo ? German Cultural Society, Lubeck, W. Germany. ?
1987 ? Indo ? German Cultural Society, Stuttgart, W. Germany. ?
1988 ? Art Gallery, Luxembourg.?
1994 ? Westfield Art Gallery, New Jersey, USA.?
1994 ? Festival on Green, New Jersey, USA.
1997 ? Nehru Centre, London.
1997 ? Indian Cultural Centre, Tashkent.?
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AWARDS
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1969 ? National Award for stamp design on Mahatma Gandhi Centenary, New Delhi.?
1972 ? Camlin Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai.?
1969 ? Merit Certificate in All Indian Railway Art Competition, New Delhi.?
1977,1980 ?First Prize and Trophy from Council on Dental Health. ?
1978 ? National Institute of Design, Ahemdabad. ?
1984 ? Awarded Diploma in International Art Competition, Bulgaria.
1987 ? All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.?
1989 ? Kalidas Academy, Ujjain.?
1990 ? All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.?
1994 ? Union Township Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey , USA.?
1996 ? Gold Medal and Certificate of Patronage on the Occasion of 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.?
2004 ? All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi.?
2005 ? The Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar.?
2011 ? Excellency Award from Bhiku Ram Jain New Delhi.
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FELLOWSHIP?
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1991 ? Awarded Senior Fellowship from Department of Culture, Government of India.?
1988 ? Visiting Fellowship from British Council, London.?
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HONOURS?
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1995 ? Honoured by Respect Age, International body, Agra.?
1997 ? Honoured by Uzbekistan Art Academy, Tashkent.?
1999 ? Honoured by AIFACS, New Delhi.?
1999 ? Honoured by Governor of Rajasthan on the occasion of 5Oth show : Golden Jubilee Show of my paintings at Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur.?
2002 ? Honoured by Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre, Kanpur.?
2003 ? Kala Vibhusan Samman from Kalankan Prayas Dhanbad.?
2005 ? Kala Bhushan Samman from Lalit Kala Sansthan ( Bhim Rao Ambedkar University ) Agra.
2008 ? Bharat Jyoti Samman from India International Society New Delhi.
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FOREIGN TOURS
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West Germany, France, 1984 sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.?
England, Belgium, West Germany, Switzerland 1987.
England 1988 sponsored by British Council, London.
USA, France, England 1994.
England and Uzbekistan 1997.
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PARTICIPATION AND GROUP SHOWS
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Participated in various National Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Various exhibition of All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
Various exhibition of Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Guwalior.
Mumbai Art Society, Mumbai.
Drawing 80,84,87 ?Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy, Amritsar.
Kalidas Academy, Ujjain.
Andhra Pradesh Council of Arts, Hyderabad.
Mahakaushal Kala Parishad, Raipur.?
Tulika Kalakar Parishad, Udaipur.
All India exhibition on Homage to Indira Gandhi
Kala ? Kumbh , an International Exhibition of Art, New Delhi.
U.P State lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
United Nations 50th Anniversary Commemoration in India orgainsed by Nehru Bal Samiti, New Delhi.
Freedom at Midnight organized Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Arts in
Collaboration with the New Delhi Hilton Hotel.
Group exhibition on ?Devi? Art Indus New Delhi.
Homage to Mother Teresa Simroza Art Gallery , Mumbai.
Group Show organized by Indo ? Russian Academy of Fine Arts & Sports, New Delhi.
Group Show of Contemporary Art to support mentally handicapped through Prayas at New Delhi and Jaipur.?
Cinema & Art, Arushi Arts, New Delhi.
2nd Asia Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi.
Donated Painting for kargil through AIFACS, New Delhi.
2nd Asia Art Exhibition AIFACS, New Delhi.
Donated Painting for Kargil through AIFACS, New Delhi.
Inaugural show of new Green Wood Gallery, New Delhi.
Aparajita Gujarat Exhibition Habitat Centre?
Visual Tribute of Bhabeshda at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
?Their Story? organized by Freedom Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Opening group show at Gallery Artchill, Amber fort, Jaipur 2OO8.
Partcipated in and auction for Tsunami Victims organized by Art Ache, New Delhi.
Various art exhibitions organized by Art People, New Delhi.
All India Art exhibitions organized by Wisdom, New Delhi.
Group exhibition organized by Santa Art Gallery, New Delhi.
All India Art exhibition organized by Kalankan Prayas, Dhanbad.
Group exhibition organized by Art Junction, New Delhi.
Group exhibition organized by Urusvati Centre of Contemporary Art, New Delhi.
Group exhibition : Celebrating Contemporary Indian Art 70 years. by Dhoominal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Biennale India 2013 Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Group Show Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi.
Maharaja Art Gallery, Gurgaon.
Harmony in Diversity Palm Court, New Delhi.
Evolve,Dhoomimal Contemporary Art Gallery, New Delhi.
KalaKriti Group Show Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Simply Strokes Palm court Gallery, New Delhi.
State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad.
Stand Up-Speak Out Art Show, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Prarambha Hudco Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Art Encounter, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Lexicon Art,Ambience Mall, New Delhi.
Souls in Surfaces, Epicentre, Gurgaon.
Art Saroma, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.
Veteran Art Show,AIFACS,New Delhi.
Shiksha Group Show Imperial Hotel New Delhi.
National Exhibition of Art, Lucknow.
Melody Of Colours, Indraprastha Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Touring Group Show By U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi at Agra,Hyderabad and Lucknow.
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INTERNATIONAL ?PARTICIPATION
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Biennial of Humour and Satire in Arts, Bulgaria
The Auction for the World in Aid of VSO, London
International Institution of Human Rights, Strasbourg , France
Lenin Birth centenary, Moscow
French Posts and Tele-communications Admin, Paris?
Art Dimitrove Competition , Bulgaria.
Art Fair organized by Union Township Chamber of Commerce at New Jersey, U.S.A
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ART CAMPS
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Joined Artist Work Shop, Nathdwara, Rajasthan.
All India Artist camp Green Wood Gallery,New Delhi.
4th I.A.P.C. World Art Symposium,Jayal(Rajasthan).
All India Artist Camp at Agra Organized by RespectAge Internatonal Agra.
Artrist Camp at Kasauli organized by Urusvati Centre of ContemporaryArt,New Delhi.
Workshop on Golden Jubliee of Indian Independence and other various All India Artist.?
Camps Organized by All India FineArts and Craft Society In New Delhi.
All India Artist Camp Organized by Disha at Morthal,Haryana.
All India Artist Camp organized by Lalit Kala Sansthan Agra at Fetehpur Sikri and Agra.
Artist Camp organized by Institute for Social Education,New Delhi.
Artist Camp organized by Noida Development Authority, Noida.
Amrit Kala Kumbh, Amritsar.
All India Kala Mahotsav, Ghaziabad (3Times).
Artist Camp organized by ANUVA,Centre for Art and Cultural New Delhi
Spirit of India the World?s Biggest Fine Art Work Shop organized by Ahar and WestCoast Marine,Mumbai.
All India Artist Camp at Jaipur organized by ITDC and Dreamz Art Gallery,New Delhi.
National Camp at Bhubaneshwar (Orissa)organized by Dreamz Art Gallery,New Delhi.
Artist Camp at Srinagar organized by DPS school,Srinagar.
All India Artist Camp at Sultan Lake Haryana organized by Dhoomimal.?
City Art Gallery,New Delhi.
Jaipur Art Festival 2013, Jaipur.
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ABOUT HIS WORK
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The main feeders of my art are ''Devotion'' and ''Love'' and therefore the inner strength of my works as a devoted artist. My conviction that devotion and love reveal the beauty of human nature and provide stability to our lives and thought, have given me enough strength to continue with my inner exploration and external imaging (the visuals). These have led me away from a conflicting world and so also from unnecessary intellectual dryness. Hence, my imagery is both positive and constructive, more than real and more than just pleasing pictures. It takes a totalitarian view of life and appeals both to our sense as well as to one's heart. This is my opinion is a positive achievement of my current effort. It is the sum and substance of my personal philosophy which is centered round ??Ananda??.
The flowing of my (dramatic) characters, their typical costumes and sober color schemes too help in giving them a distinct identity and their inner and outer rhythm creates a poetic feeling, besides a feeling of purity and release from the mundane. A different and strong air seems to be blowing on them and therefore filling them with life 'divinity'. My paintings are sprinkled with auspicious elements like flute, lotus, trees and foliage, cow, birds etc which give positive and pleasing feelings. Most human faces with closed eyes are significant as they reflect the inner self of deep concentration and connect to the soul for attaining contentment, divine pleasure and eternal peace.
In my earliest works, I used depict the dire sufferings of the humanity. But then i realized that suffering is not all. One?s effort ought to be - to get rid of it, to liberate ourselves from its clutches, from its cause and extent. And i strongly believe that 'spiritualism' is the only road that could lead us towards this goal. This is not a description but a tried out path. And anyone is welcome to traverse it. The road blocks to it are only mental - our own pride and prejudices. Art is a means of removing them and joyfully too. ?