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Born   1946 Ajmer, Rajasthan.India.
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Master Degree in Painting from University of Udaipur 1969.
Ph.D. in Painting from M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, 1968.
Professor in painting and Former Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Former Head, Department of Painting, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Was in faculty Fine Arts in Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya during 1980s.
Nominated Associate Member of the societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA), Paris, France.
Jury Member for 42ndNational Exhibition of Art, 2000 by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
 
 
AWARDS AND HONOURS
 
 
2010    Medaille de Bronze” Award, Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts at Carrousel Du  Louvre, Paris, France, Salon.
2005    National Academy Award, National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1993    Honourable Mention Award, National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1993    All India Award, All India Art Exhibition, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1988    All India Award, Ministry of Art of Culture, Government of Bihar, Patna.
1988    State Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1984    State Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1983  Honourable Mention Award, Second Asian Biennale Art Exhibition at Dhaka,  Bangladesh.
1982    All India Award, All India Fine Art and Crafts Society, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1977    All India Award, Uttar Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow. 
1975    All India Award, All India Fine Art and Crafts Society, AIFACS, New Delhi.
1975    State Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1974    State Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
1972    State Award, Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur. 
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITION
 
2012    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2004    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2000    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1998    L.T.G. Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1996    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1993    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1993    L.T.G. Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1991    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1985    Gallery Watatu, Nairobi, Kenya.
1982    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1982    Second National Art Fair, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
1976    Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1975    Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1975    Ravindra Manch Art Gallery, Jaipur.
1974    Ravindra Manch Art Gallery, Jaipur.
1973    Ashoka Art Gallery, Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.
1971    Information Centre, Art Gallery, Jaipur.
 
Participated in various National and International Art Exhibitions and Art camps since 1969.
 
GROUP EXHIBITION 
 
2013   'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , jaipur. 
 
PAINTINGS IN THE PROMINENT COLLECTIONS
 
President House, New Delhi.
Prime Minister Residence, New Delhi.
Soniya Gandhi, President of Congress, New Delhi.
Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
Delhi College of Arts, New Delhi.
Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.
Tajmahal Hotel, Mumbai.
Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
Goa Lalit Kala Academy, Panjim.
U.P. Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow.
West Zone, Cultural Centre, Udaipur.
Rajasthan State Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur.
Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.