1967 Studied at College of Art, New Delhi.
1958 `Development of Indian Civilisation`, inaugurated
by Mr. V.V. Giri, Governor U.P. State, Nainital, Calcutta,
Lucknow and Guwahati. 1960 First solo exhb., `Restaurant
Life`, Albert Hall, Coffee House, Calcutta. 1962 `My
Boyhood Days`, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi. 1964 Solo
exhb., `On Student Life`, inaugurated by Prof. H. Kabir,
Education Minister, AIFACS, New Delhi. 1964 `Mural Painting`,
exhb. inaugurated by Mr. Dharamvir, Governor Delhi and
at Lucknow. 1971 `Happenings in Bangladesh`, exhb. in
aid of Bangladesh, New Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay. 1972
`A Journey from Delhi to Srinagar`, inaugurated by Mr.
Bhagwan Sahay, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, sponsored
by Jammu & Kashmir Academy, Srinagar. 1976 `Tribute
to Women`s Year`, painting and mural, inaugurated by
Prof. D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Minister of Commerce, New
Delhi. 1976 `Changing Family Patterns in India`, 17th
International Conference on Family, Vigyan Bhavan, New
Delhi. 1979 International Exhibition wit
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi. Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. Rashtrapati
Bhavan, New Delhi. Prime Minister`s Camp, New Delhi.
College of Art, New Delhi. Sahitya Kala Parisad, New
Delhi. Raj Bhavan, New Delhi. Ministry of Education,
New Delhi. Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi. Ministry
of Railway, New Delhi. Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.
Trade Development Authority, New Delhi. Mines &
Ministeral, New Delhi. Trade Corporation, New Delhi.
Hotel Ashoka and Lodi, New Delhi. All Indian Board of
H.S. Education, New Delhi. Lady Irwin Hospital, New
Delhi. VHAI, New Delhi. HUDCO, New Delhi. Indian Council
for Philosophical Research, Lucknow. Governor`s House,
Calcutta. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art and Culture, Srinagar.
Governor`s House, Srinagar. Ashoka Hotel, Bangalore.
Taj Hotel, Madras. Taj Hotel, Bombay. Embassy of Belgium,
1950 Received the Governors Medal, West Bengal. 1959
Received award for his water colour painting, Govt.
College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. 1961 Received award
for his graphic art, Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi. 1964
Award for his mural painting, Academy of Fine Arts,
Calcutta. 1966 Award for his Poster Design, All India
Poster Competition, New Delhi. 1968 Received award from
the Railway Board for his mural painting, New Delhi.
1970 Received AIFACS Award, New Delhi. 1972 Received
award for his drawing, M.P. Academy, Madhya Pradesh.
1979 Received award for his drawing, Fine Arts Academy,
Amritsar. 1979 Received AIFACS Award, New Delhi. 1980
Received award for his drawing, Sahitya Kala Parisad,
New Delhi. 1981 Award for his drawing, A.P. Lalit Kala
Academy, Hyderabad. 1981 Received certificate for his
drawing, All Indian Exhb. of Drawings, Chandigarh. 1984
Received award for his drawing, National Exhb. of Art,
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1984 Received certi
Idealism and emotionalism in the arts are fast becoming
unfashionable these days. Not with Dhiraj Choudhury.
He steadfastly believes that art has to be closely associated
with life - with humanity, with humanism. And he comes
through with this concept in his works - which are sometimes
heart - reading, sometimes violent, brutal even chaotic,
but always cogent, modern, and somehow loaded with both
wisdom and hope.
Taught as Professor in the Dept. of Painting, College
of Art, New Delhi. 1982-83 `Learning to BE` - visual
and educative project, medium-painting, illustration,
mural, sculpture, photography and sound, exhb., publication,
slide-show, movie - sponsored by UNESCO & Youth
Division, Ministry of Education, organised by Indian
Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.