Artist Profile


He was born in Nandanoor, Andhra Pradesh. Participated in `Quit India Movement`, by painting hundreds of posters and went around pasting them at night. 1947 At Kalakshetra, he had several meetings with Shri. J. Krishnamurti. Lives and works in New York.


1942-47 Diploma (Fine Arts), Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. 1947 Joined Kalakshetra, Adyar, Madras. 1949 He joined Slade School of Arts, London. 1951 Learnt under Stanley William Hayter, Atelier 17. 1952-55 Student of Ossip Zadkin in sculpture, Academic Grande Chaumiere, Paris. 1956-57 Academia di Belle Arti de Brera, Milan (Student of Marino Masini in Sculpture).


1954 Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, USA. 1955 Salon de la Realities Nou velles, Paris. 1960 Galerie von Hulsen, Leeuwarden, Holland. 1960, 63 International Biennale of Prints, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio. 1962 Galerie 62, Klagenfurt, Austria. 1964 Galerie Agnes LeFort, Montreal, Canada. 1971 Contemporaries Gallery, Sacramento USA. 1972 Keller Gallery, Goslar, West Germany. 1973 State Academy of Fine Arts, Hyderabad. 1977 Gallery Weintraub, New York and Houghton Gallery, New York. 1977, 78 `50 Years of Atelier 17`, Retrospective, Brooklyn Museum, New York. 1980, 82 `Innovations in Intalglio`: Atelier 17 & S.W.Hayter. 1981-82 Retrospective, Bronx Museum of Arts, New York. 1988 Takoaka Minicipal Museum of Art & Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo. 1991 `National Exposition of Contemporary Art`, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. 2000 Solo exhb., 28th Annual Southern Graphics Council Conference Printmaking Emeritus Award Exhb., University of Miami New Gallery, Miami.


Albertine Museum, Vienna. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bibliothque Nationale de Paris, Paris. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.. Madison Art center, Madison, USA. MoMA, Ljubljana. MoMA, New York. MoMA, Stuttgart. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. National Gallery, Washington D.C. National Gallery of Ottawa, Canada. National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Tuli Family Collection, Mumbai. British Museum, London. Chicago Art Institute, Chicago. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Bangalore Museum, Bangalore. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


1972 Received Padma Shri. Received approximately 75 awards, including the inauguration of a permanent print gallery in the Museum, Bangalore.


Reddy`s works are not narrations but revelations of nature and its hidden living processes. His art shares this similarity of process with nature, its attributes of inner workings and gradual growth. He is an internationally acclaimed artist, primarily a printmaker and sculptor.


1947-49 Head of the Deptt., College of Fine Arts, Kalakshetra, Madras. 1964-76 Co-Director and Professor, Atelier 17, Paris. 1970 Taught at The University of Wisconsin. 1977 Professor, Artist in Residence and Director, Dept. of Graphics and Printmaking, New York University, New York.