Born in Landsdowne, Garhwal. 1956 Artist, Information
Deptt., Govt. of UP, Lucknow. Chairman Subject Panel
in Painting, Govt. of India Standing Commission for
Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Education,
New Delhi. 1968, 72, 84 Member of the General Council,
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1968 Member of the Executive
Committee, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. 1968 Member,
UP Museum Advisory Board, UP. 1969 Member, Board of
Studies in Fine Arts and Music, Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh. 1969 Representative of the Lalit Kala Akademi
and All India Board of Technical Studies, New Delhi.
1969 Member of the Examination Committee, All India
Board of Technical Studies in Applied Art. 1969 Member,
High Power Committee of UP Education Deptt. for award
of financial assistance under Govt. of India`s scheme
to distinguished persons who have made contribution
in art ans letters but are now in indigent circumstances
or to dependents of such writers and artists.
- 1948-54 Drawing Teacher`s Training Cretificate
and Diploma in Fine Arts. 1954 Studied at Govt. College
of Art and Craft, Lucknow.
Four solo exhb., New Delhi. Five solo exhb., Lucknow.
Two solo exhb., Mussoorie. Soloexhb., Simla. Solo exhb.,
Jhansi. Solo exhb., Kanpur. Two solo exhb., Landsdowne.
Solo exhb., Pauri. Solo exhb., Allahabad. Solo exhb.,
New York. Solo exhb., Bombay. Participated in the National
Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1961 Four Painters,
Jyoty Art Gallery, New Delhi. 1964 Four Painters, Delhi
Shilpi Chakra, New Delhi. 1965 Three Painters, NBG,
Lucknow. 1965 Sixty-eight UP Artists, State Lalit Kala
Akademi, Lucknow. 1967 Trends in Indian Paintings, Kunika
Chemould Gallery, New Delhi. 1968 Four Painters, Press
Club, Lucknow. Paintings on Christ by Eminent Indian
Painters, organised by the Methodist Church in Southern
Asia. 1970 Exhb. of Nine Contemporary Artists of India,
organised by the Students Gymkhana IIT, in collaborartion
with Gallery Chanakya, Kanpur. 1970 Miniature 70, International
Galerie, Frankfurt. 1970 Contemporary Indian Painting
Allahabad Museum, Allahabad. BIC Club, Kanpur. Circuit
House, Varanasi. Ministry of Education, Govt. of India,
New Delhi. King George`s Medical College, Lucknow. Lalit
Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Lucknow. State Museum, Lucknow.
Lucknow University, Lucknow. Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Deptt. of Information, UP. Govt. House, UP. UP Secretariat,
UP. Deptt. of Industry, UP. Deptt. of Education, UP.
College of Art, New Delhi. Chandigarh Museum, Chandigarh.
Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi. Bhilai Steel Plant,
Bhilai. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1956 Received Chief Minister`s Gold Medal for the best
watercolour, UP Artist Annual Exhb.. 1965 National Award,
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1967-68 UNESCO Fellowship
for Visual Arts, to study the contemporary art at various
universities and art colleges, USA and France. 1984
Fellowship, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. 1987
Fellowship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. A Monograph
title R.S. Bisht in Search of Self, was published by
Pustak Kendra. A Monograph titled Ranvir Singh Bisht:
1988 Contemporary Indian Art Series, was published by
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Paintings mostly painted with watercolors, that too,
transparent, with wash and smudged effect. Bisht mostly
painted grotesque portraitures and landscapes. His spontaneity
in the rendering of brush strokes is clearly visible
in his artwork.
1956 Lecturer, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Lucknow.
1960 Asstt. Professor, Govt. College of Art and Craft,
Lucknow. 1968 Principal, Govt. College of Art and Craft,
Lucknow. Later appointed as Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts,
Lucknow University, Lucknow.