Prabha Shah






Artist Profile

Prabha – Biographical profile

From among the practitioners of modern Indian art, deprived of hearing, though, the painter Prabha Shah may well be, she long ago made up for that infliction by dogged perseverance, persisting in pursuing her chosen muse over the decades with single-mindedness which is surely unique. Her loss has been made up amply by the enhancement in her powers of imaginative vision. The sun-blessed state of Rajasthan (India’s largest state) is especially rich in the age-old magnificent artistic heritage of palaces, temples, shrines and forts, as well as being blessed with a long tradition of painting and sculpture. All such feed this contemporary artist’s sensibility and thus to inform her painting with the spirit of a place. She is no uprooted or alienated being as now, not infrequently, happens to too many modern artists in the rapidly changing global culture of the day. She instead has absorbed modernity, and to which her painting testifies, and yet the living link with her tradition is well maintained.
Commonwealth Society for the Deaf
Udaipur, 1972
Silver Medal by the Tulika Kalakar Parishad
New Delhi, 1972
All India Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Mook Dhwani
Jaipur, 1975
Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi
International Women’s Year Award
Jaipur, 1980
Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi
Raipur, 1980
Mahakoshal Kala Parishad
Jaipur, 1981
Independence Day Award, Govt. of Rajasthan
Udaipur, 1982
Honoured by ‘Aaj’ 
New Delhi,1982
Rajasthan Sanstha Sangh Award
New Delhi, 1985
Udaipur, 1985
Maharana Sajjan Singh Award
Jodhpur, 1985
Yuva Ratna Award, Rajasthan State Jaycees
Bombay, 1995
Suniti Devi Singhania Award, NASEOH