18/03/1867 - 1944
He was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. 1919-35 First
Indian Director, J.J. School of Art, Bombay. He was
known for his illustrations. He has illustrated in many
books such as; Women of India by Otho Rothfield, Deccan
Nursery Tales, Tales of Vikramaditya by C.A. Kinkad,
By the ways of Bombay by S.M. Edward (the then Police
commissioner of Bombay), Desire of all Nationsby George
Francis Enoch, Peoples of Bombay by P.C. Strip, Call
of the Blood by Miss Olivia Strip, Omar Khayyam, by
Fitzerald. SUVARNAMALA subjects for the illustration
of this magazine from: RAMAYANA MAHABHARATA BHAGWATA
BHAGWADGEETA GANESH PURAN SHIVA PURAN VISHNU PURAN GEET
GOVINDA by JAIDEV ILLUSTRATIONS FOR DRAMAS OF KALIDAS
& FOR HID MAHAKAVYAS: SHAKUNTAL RITU SANHAR MEGHADOOT
PURURAVA & URVASHI ILLUSTRATIONS FOR DRAMAS WRITTEN
BY BHASA:BHAVABHUTI SHUDRAKA: MRICCHAKATIKA Shri Shiva
Chatrapati Charitra- Men and Women in Indian history,published
- Had his primary and secondary education at the
famous Rajaram High School, Kolhapur.
- 1890-95 Student, J.J. School of Art, Bombay, under
- 1895 Exhb. at Bombay Art Society, Bombay.
- 1904 Madras Fine Arts Exhibition (Also in 1909).
- 1905 Congress Industrial & Agricultural Exhibition,
- 1907 Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition, Pandharpur.
- 1919 Art & Industrial Exhibition, Jalgaon.
- Indian Industrial & Agricultural Exhibition,
- 1930 India House exhb, London.
- 2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery,
World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery,
- 2004 Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery,
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery,
- 2005 Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art
Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi,
- Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay.
- Buckingham Palace, London.
- Law Memembers Room in Imperial Secretariat, New
- Chhota Udaipur Palace in Gujrat.
- Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda.
- Bombay Art Society, Bombay.
- South Kensington Museum, London.
- National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
- University of Sussex, England.
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
- 1891 Received Waudington Prize.
- 1892 Prize of the Bombay Art Society, Bombay.
- 1894 Received Meyo Medal.
- 1895 Bombay Art Society, Bombay (Awarded Gold Medal
for his painting `Have You Come Laxmi?`).
- 1904 Received Gold Medal, at Industrial and Agricultural
- 1907 Gold Medal, at Fine Arts & Industrial Exhb.
- 1910 Gold Medal at Art & Industrial Exhb., Jalgaon.
- 1914 Gold Medal at Art & Industrial Exhb., Gwalior.
- 1923 Prize in Wemble Exbh., London.
- 1927 Received the title of `Rao Bahadur`.
- 1940 Awarded by Shri Panth Pratinidhi of Aundh State.
- 1952 Rajaram High School celebrated its centenary,
where sculptor Shri Bal Chawan exhibited a statue
of Late Dhurandhar, Dr. Radhakrishnan, the then President
of India saw the statue and remarked, `Grand personality
of an eminent artist`.
Dhurandhar was perhaps the most popular painter of
Western India after Raja Ravi Varma. An excellent illustrator
and skilled portrait painter, he displays exceptional
talent in figurative painting. He painted historical
and mythological subjects, as well as paintings reflecting
the social life of Hindus with there customs, traditions
1896 Became Art Teacher in J.J. School, Bombay. 1910
Head Master in J.J. School, Bombay. 1918-31 Inspector
of Drawing & Craft, J.J. School of Art, Bombay.
He was the Vice- Principal for two years and then retired
from the service. Again he was reappointed as a visiting
professor for a year. Officiated Director, J.J. School
of Art, Bombay.