Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu. 1981 Jury Member, National
Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1985 Participated
in the Indian Festival of Print Workshop, San Diego
State University, California. 1986 Commissioner of Indian
Section, 6th Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1987 Honorary Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras.
2000, 02 Eminent Artist, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2002 Member, All India Council for Technical Education.
2002 Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Lives
and works in Chennai.
1959-64 Studied at Govt. College of Arts and Crafts
, Madras. 1964 Training in Fresco Techniques, Bhanasthali
Vidyapith College, Rajasthan. 1968 Studied intaglio,
lithography and ceramics, Ein-Hod Israel, UNESCO. 1976-77
Post graduation in print making, Portsmouth Polytechnic,
1966, 68, 69, 72, 81, 84, 93 Solo exhb., Madras. 1968,
73, 77, 84, 86, 90, 92, 95, 98, 2001 Solo exhb., Bombay.
1968 Solo exhb., Tel Aviv, Israel and Jerusalem. 1978,
81, 86, 91, 2001 Solo exhb., Bangalore. 1989 Solo exhb.,
Calcutta. 1992, 2001 Solo exhb., New Delhi. 1971 Solo
exhb., Suva. 1977 Solo exhb., United Kingdom and Holland.
1978 Pictorial Space, curated by Geeta Kapur, LKA, New
Delhi. 1980 Exhb., Miniature Format Painting, Lalit
Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1985 Festival of India, A Print
Making Show, USA. 1985 Mostra de Culture Indianna, Lisbon
and Bonn. 1992 Jubilee exhb., Birla Academy of Art and
Culture, Calcutta. 2004 Manifestations II, organised
by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and
Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2005 Manifestations III,
organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai
and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. Sarlas Art
Centre, Chennai. Contemporary Art Gallery, The National
Art Gallery, Chennai. National Gallery of Modern Art,
New Delhi. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. Tamil University,
Thanjavur. South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur. Bharat
Bhavan, Bhopal. Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai. Punjab
Museum, Chandigarh. British Council, London and Southampton.
Portsmouth Polytechnic Museum, England. Dugit Art Gallery,
Tel Aviv. Artists Centre, Jerusalem. Bank of Baroda,
Fiji. San Diego State University, California. Kansas
State University, Kansas. Library of Congress, USA.
Gallery Sara Arakkal, Bangalore. Delhi Art Gallery,
1968 Scholarship from International Association of
Plastic Arts, UNESCO. 1976-77 Awarded scholarship from
British Council, New Delhi. 1979, 81, 84, 86 Awarded
Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Ministry of
Education, New Delhi. 1982 National Award, Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi.
The linearity and strong sense of colour that is characteristic
of the South Indian artists bursts out of this brilliant
early work by Bhaskaran. What is certain is that the
vitality Bhaskaran has infused into the composition
is entirely his own. In his later pictures, Bhaskarans
studies of Cats or of his Marriage Portraits or of his
charged landscapes, where figures merge into voluptuous
tree-forms that pulsate with lines, dots, geometric
notations against a tense background of colour, always
seem to swirl with energy. Perhaps this is to make up
for the long hours spent making the carefully layered
prints that have been a Bhaskaran specialty.
1995 Principal, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts,
Kumbakonam. 1997-2001 Principal, Govt. College of Arts
and Crafts, Chennai. 2003 Lecture tour to Vietnam.