Artist Profile


Born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He has started painting under Mukund Shroff in his hometown. Generally, his works have been divided into three phases, sometime these phases mixing with each other. At times, these phases of eroticism, Benaras, and violence appear in abstract way, which is difficult to recognise. He is married to artist Madhvi Parekh. Lives and works in New Delhi.


  • 1962 Studied at J.J. School of Art, Bombay.


  • 1967 Solo Exhb., Graphics-Paintings at Everest Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1968 Solo Exhb., Graphics Paintings, Ahmedabad.
  • 1970, 78 Solo Exhb., Taj Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1974 Solo Exhb., Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.
  • 1974,75,76,81,85, 88 Solo Exhb., Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1984 Solo Exhb., Urja Art Gallery, Baroda.
  • 1984 Solo Exhb., Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
  • 1988 Solo Exhb., Chitrakoot Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1989 Solo Exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1990 Solo Exhb., Times of India Group and Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1990 Solo Exhb., Benares Landscape at Singapore.
  • 1990 Solo Exhb., Village Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1991 Solo Exhb., Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1992 Exhb. of 25 years of work by Seagull, New Delhi.
  • 1975, 78 3rd and 4th Triennale of India, New Delhi.
  • 1982 Exhb., National Gallery of Modern Art of Hishorn Museum, Washington DC.
  • 1982 Seven Indian Artists, travelling exhb., Worpswede, Hamburg.
  • 1989 Exhb. Sotheby`s, Mumbai.
  • 1991,


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
  • Punjab University Museum, Chandigarh.
  • Biria Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata.


  • 1972, 74 President of India`s Silver Plaque and cash award for best paintings of the year, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1971 Cash Award from Birla Academy.
  • 1974 Award for all India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
  • 1982 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1991 Padmashri, Govt. of India.