Artist Profile


1939 Born in Bangalore. Doctoral Member, World University, Arizona. Ex-Executive Member, Asian Christian Art Association, Yogjakarta. Member, International Society For Education through Art, USA. 1983 State Guest, International Visitors Program, USIA, Washington DC. Lives and works in Chennai.


  • 1962 Graduated from Govt. Colleges of Arts and Crafts, Madras.
  • 1963 Awarded National Scholarship to undergo specialised study in painting, Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • 1995 Recipient of Culture Doctorate in Art Education. World University, Arizona.


  • 1965 Participated in Commonwealth Art Festival, London.
  • 1977 Solo exhb., sponsored by Aliance Francaise, Taj Coromendal Gallery, Madras.
  • 1977 Solo exhb., Aliance Francaise Gallary, Bangalore.
  • 1978 Solo exhb., Taj Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1979 Solo exhb., BF Larsen Gallery, Brigham Young University, USA.
  • 1979 Solo exhb., De-Schakel Leisen Hauge, Holland.
  • 1980 Solo exhb., Burgezzal Zwijndrecht, Holland.
  • 1981 Solo exhb., Sarala Art Centre, Madras.
  • 1981 Solo exhb., Venkatappa Art Gallery, Govt. Museum, Bangalore.
  • 1982 Solo exhb., Rosa Speer Laren, Holland.
  • 1982 De Bonkelaars Slindrecht and De Rietgore, Museum of Modern Art Papendrecht,
  • Holland.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., International YMCA Gallery Osaka, Japan.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., Doshisha University Kyoto, Japan.
  • 1984 Contemporary Indian Painting Exhb., Cuba and Mexico.
  • 1984 South Zone Cultural Centre Exhb., Madras.
  • 1985 Solo exhb., Krithika Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 1985 Solo exhb.


  • National Gallery of Modem Art, New Delhi.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi.
  • National Museum Art Gallery, Chennai.
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Bangalore.
  • State Lalit Kala Akademy, Bangalore.
  • Kasturi Srinavasan Trust, Coimbatore.
  • National Museum, Singapore.
  • Asian Christian Art Association, Indonesia.
  • Kansai Seminar house Kyoto, Japan.
  • Theological Seminary, Osijec, Croatia.
  • Jesuiten Mission Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Gabriele Von Schoeler Jesuiten Mission Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Air India, Bombay.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1968 Recipient of International Cultural Centre Award, New Delhi.
  • 1969 Kalidasa Exhb. Gold Medal, Bhopal.
  • Award, State Lalit Kala Academy Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • 1968 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1983 Travel Scholarship, Asian Christian Art Association, Japan and Christian Conference of Asia, Singapore.
  • 1985 Travel Scholarship, Air India, Bombay and ICMC, England.
  • 1985 Travel Scholarship, Gangotri Art and Culture Centre, Ahmedabad.


1992-97 Principal of Deptt. of Art and Culture, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Madras.