1877 - 21/06/1961




Artist Profile


He was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. His father was a Sanskrit Pandit who also painted pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in traditional style. Parandekar, in his school days, was influenced by Kolhapur painter Abalall Rahiman. 1918 First Founder member of `The Art Society of India`. 1928 Visited Kashmir. 1920`s Served for 10 years as Secretary Archaeological Survey of India. It is this experience that led to his execution of the fine paintings of Nasik, Benaras and Kashmir; all these scenes were done in the 1920`s.


He in his school days attended several Abalall Rahiman`s demonstrations on landscape painting. He also learnt the art of nail drawings. 1900 - 05 J. J. School of Art, Bombay. 1902 Learned leather-embossing technique.


1932 Exhb. at Bombay Art Society, Bombay. Exhb. at Simla Art Society, Simla. 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 Gallery, New Delhi. 2005 Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


Palace of Bikaner. The Czechoslovakian Consulate, India. Royal Family of Cooch Bihar. Aundh Museum, Aundh. Sangli Museum, Maharashtra. The Palace of Bikaner. M.S. Parandekar. Philadelphia Consul. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1917 Lord Willingdon addressed him as Artist to the Governor of Bombay.


Parendekar was famous for his landscape paintings. He mastered both the oil and watercolour medium, and excelled in portraitures and figure drawings too.