1934 - 2003
Born in Bombay. Wrote short stories for Gujarati newspapers.
1969-73 Co-editor (with G.M. Sheikh) of Vrishchik, a
journal of art. 1989 Mojila Manilal, a play written
and designed by Bhupen Khakhar, performed at Bombay,
Baroda and Ahmedabad. 1989 Set of prints (five woodcuts
and three linocuts) for a limited edition of two stories
by Salman Rushdie, Free Radio, The Prophet. 1998 Phoren
Soap, story by Bhupen Khakhar, with his original etchings.
Film by Judy Marle: Messages from Bhupen Khakhar, for
the Arts Council of Great Britain, screened on ITV.
Film by Arun Khopkar: Figures of Thought, on Khakhar,
Malani and Sundaram, sponsored by Ministry of External
Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
- 1954 Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University, Bombay.
- 1956 Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University, Bombay.
- 1956 Qualifies as a Chartered Accountant.
- 1964 Masters in Art Criticism, Faculty of Fine Arts,
Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
- 1963 Inaugural Exhb., with N.S. Bendre, Himmat Shah,
Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Laxman Shreshtha and others,
Gallery Chemould, Bombay.
- 1965 Solo exhb., Jahangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
- 1965 Art Now In India, curated by George Butcher,
Royal Festival Hall, London and Liang Art Gallery,
- 1967, 70 Solo exhb., Kunika Chemould Art Centre,
- 1968 1st Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New
- 1969 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
- 1972, 81 Solo exhb., Gallery Chemould, Bombay.
- 1972 2nd Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New
- 1973 Contemporary Indian Art, curated by Richard
Bartholomew, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.
- 1977 Pictorial Space curated by Geeta Kapur, Lalit
Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
- 1978 Menton Biennale, France.
- 1979 Narrative Paintings: Figurative Art of Two
Generations, curated by Timothy Hyman, Bristol and
- 1979 Solo exhb., Anthony Stokes Gallery, London.
- 1979 Solo exhb., Hester van Royen Gallery, London.
- 1981 Place for People,
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
- The British Museum, London.
- Chester Herwitz Trust, Worcester, Massachusetts.
- Fonds National dArt Contemporain, Paris.
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay and New Delhi..
- National Portrait Gallery, London.
- Tate Gallery, London.
- Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
- Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka.
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- Punjab Museum, Chandigarh.
- Mr. Vivan Sundaram, New Delhi.
- Late Mrs. Ratna Fabri, New Delhi.
- Raja of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
- Mrs. Lila Shiveshwarkar, New Delhi.
- Mr. Nirvar Singh Majithia, Palia.
- Mrs. Helen Chamanlal, New Delhi.
- Mr. Badr-ud-din Tyabji, Hyderabad.
- 1984 Padamshree, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
- 1986 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, New York.
- 8th Aug-28th Aug, 2004 A tribute to Bhupen Khakhar
a group show organized by 42 artists in his honour.
- November 4th -26th 2003 Bhupen Khakhar-A Retrospective,
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.