Artist Profile

Alphonso Arul Dass

Date of Birth :1939


  • 1962-Graduated from Govt.College & Arts & Crafts, Madras India
  • 1963-Awarded National Scholarship to undergo specialized study in painting under ministry of education and culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • 1995-Recipient of cultural doctorate in Art education from world university, Arizone, U.S.A


  • 1968- Recepient of international cultural centre award, New Delhi.
  • 1969- Kalidasa Exhibition Gold Medal in Bhopal. M.P. State Lalit Kala Academy Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • 1968- Recepient of National Academy Award, New Delhi.

Position Held

  • 992-97 -Principal, Government College of Arts and crafts, Madras South India-Department of Art and Culture (Aft. University of Madras), Tamil Nadu.


  • Doctoral Member, World University AZ, USA. Ex-Executive Member, Asian Christian Art Association, Yogjakarta. International Society for Education through Art, USA.


  • 1965-Participated in Commonwelth Art Festival in London.
  • 1984-Contemporary Indian painting Exhibition in Cuba and Mexico
  • 1984-South Zone Cultural cnetre Exhibition in Madras.
  • 1986-Asian Art Bienanial in Dhaka, Bangaladesh.
  • 1989-Paul Lingren Memorial Exhibition, USIS Madras.
  • 1989-Nehru Centenary Exhibition, New Delhi.
  • 1989-The Bombay Art Society Centenary Exhibition in Bombay.
  • 1991-All India Drawing Exhibition in Chandigarth.
  • 1991-Seventh Trinnale International Exhibition in New Delhi.
  • 1992-Third Bienanial of visual Arts in Seychells.
  • 1994-Nine Malaysian and Indian Artists Exibitions held in Singapore.
  • 2000-Participated in Cherry Creek Art Festival Denver, USA.
  • 1998-Participated in group show organized by Joshua fine Art Gallery Kualaumpur.
  • 2001-Participated Spiritual art Exhibition in Indonesia.
  • 2002-Participated veteran art exhibition IFACS New Delhi
  • 2003-Participated in Korean Christian art association Exhibition in Seoul, as a special invitee.

One Man Show Held In India

  • 1977-Taj Coromendal gallery sponsored by Aliance Francaise, Madras.
  • 1977-Alliance Francaise Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 1978-Taj Art Gallery, Bombay
  • 1981-Sarala Art Centre, Madras
  • 1981-Venkatappa Art Gallery, Government Museum, Bangalore.
  • 1983-Conemporary Art gallery Ahmedabad.
  • 1985- Krithika Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 1989-Adayar Park Hotel Art Gallery, Madras.
  • 1989-Raftig Ar Gallery, Madras.
  • 1990-Gems Gallery, Madras.
  • 1990-Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1991-KCP Art Complex- Art Gallery Bangalore
  • 1992-Kasturai Sreenivasan Trust Gallery, Coimbatore.
  • 1996-Saga Art Gqallery, Madras
  • 2000-Vinyasa Art Gallery, Madras
  • 2001-DBS Gallery, Madras
  • 2001- Lakshana Art Gallery Bangalore.

One Man Shows Held Abroad

  • 1979-BF Larsen Gallery Brigham Young Unversity, USA.
  • 1979-De-schakel Leisen Hagur Holland.
  • 1980-Burgezzal Zwijndrecht Holland.
  • 1982-Rosa Speer Laren, Holland.
  • 1982-De Bonkelaars Sliendrecht and De Rietgore, Museum of Modern Art Papendrecht, Holland.
  • 1983-Doshisha University Kyoto, Japan.
  • 1983-International YMCA Gallery Osaka, Japan.
  • 1985-Treasure Room Gallery New York during the festival of India programme, USA.
  • 1985-Treasure Room Gallery New York during the festival of India programme, USA.
  • 1986-BF Larsen Gallery BYU, USA and Ricks College, Idaho USA.
  • 1998-One man show was sponsored by Denver Sister Cities. International at Driscol Centre, University of Denver Co. USA.
  • 1998-Brimhall, Brigham Young University, USA.
  • 2003-Dispalay of 20 drawings at Sangnam Institute, Yonsai University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2005-Kwun Chung Centre Hong Kong.
  • 2005-Centre Point Hotel, Bangkok.


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • National Academy of Art (Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi).
  • National Museum Art Gallery, Government Museum, Chennai.
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Art Gallery and State Lalit Kala Academy Bangalore.
  • Kasturi Srinivasan Trust, Coimbatore.
  • National Museum, Singapore.
  • Asian Christian Art Association, Jogjakarta, Indonaesia.
  • Kansai Seminar house Kyoto, Japan.
  • Theological Seminary, Osijec, Croatia.