Artist Profile

Damodar Lal Gurjar

Born 1958 in Nahira Dist., Dausa (Rajasthan), Damodar did his Art Foundation Course from Rajasthan School of Arts, Jaipur in 1981. He has held his solo exhibitions ''Enduring Perfection'' at The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA in 2001; Crafts Museum, New Delhi in 1994 and Ranthambor School of Arts, Sawaimadhopur in 1990.

He has also participated in many group shows across India and abroad including Washington D.C. in a show by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) in 2002; with South Western Pennsylvania's Art professionals in 2000; Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Miniature Paintings at the University of Iowa, USA in 1998; Natural History Paintings from Rajasthan at The Hunt Institute, USA in 1994. He is a recipient of the All India Award of the Department of Environment and State Award of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy. Damodar lives and works in Jaipur.

Sardarsamand Palace now in Pali District, was a part of the Jodhpur Dynasty some 90 years ago. The beautiful artificial lake that was created to irrigate the barren lands was taken up to construct the palace resulting in shortage of water and unavailability of green grass for the cattle.

My paintings of places and people of Rajasthan in traditional jewellery and colorful clothes show my passion towards my heritage.