Formal education at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. 1955-60
Diploma in Painting, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts,
1965 Paris Biennale, Paris. 1967 Contemporary Indian
Art Exhb., London and other parts of Europe. 1969 Sao
Paulo Biennale, Brazil. 1969 Retrospective 1956-69,
Oxford House, Madras. 1971 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
1972 Deity Series, Aparna Art Gallery, Bangalore. 1974
Mahabharata Paintings, Ashoka Gallery, New Delhi. 1977
Exhb., C.P. Art Centre, Madras. 1978 4th Triennale India,
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1983 Group exhb. organised
by Mahindra and Mahindra, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
1989 The Nehru Centenary Exhb. on Nature and Environment,
organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1989 Retrospective,
The Grindlays Art Gallery and The Gallery, Madras. 1996
Group exhb., Madras an Emotion- 1996, organised by Values
Art Foundation, Chennai. 2003 Manifestations, organised
by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and
Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2004 Manifestations II,
organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery,
Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallary.
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi. Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi,
Madras. Government Museum, Madras. Sista`s Art Gallery
(Kala Yatra), Bangalore. Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New
Delhi. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. Delhi
Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1958 Awards, South Indian Society of Painters Association.
1959 Highly commended at the National Exhib. of Art,
New Delhi. 1960-62 Awarded Govt. of India Cultural Scholarship
in painting. 1961 Prize, Bombay and Hyderabad Art Societies.
1963 Gold Medal, Andhra Pradesh State Lalit Kala Akademi.
1965 Award, Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Akademi Award.
1967 Gold Medal, Hyderbad Art Society. 1967 Award, Academy
of Fine Arts Calcutta. 1965 Award, The Andhra Pradesh
State Lalit Kala Akademi (Also in 1966, 1969 & 1971).
1968 First Prize, All India Art Exhibition, Ernakulam
Kerala. 1998 Conferred honourary doctorate degree, Sri.
Venkateswar University, Tirupati.
He was one of the artists from South India who readily
absorbed the often, thrilling current of modernity.
His main aim was to find means of being true to himself,
while accepting the conventions of the modern art idiom.
He did so by balancing his need for telling a story
through the use of lines and symbols with bold strokes
of colour in rhythmic patterns.