1957,58 Participated in the `Baroda Group` show, Bombay.
? 1960 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi. ? 1962,67 Participated in Progressive
Painters Group exhb., Ahmedabad. ? 1963 Participated
in `Group 1890` show, inaugurated by the then Prime
Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, New Delhi.
? 1964 Exhb. of drawings, Triveni Gallery, New Delhi.
? 1965 One man show at the Art & Print Gallery,
Calcutta. ? 1965 Solo exhb. Kunika Chemould Art Centre,
New Delhi. ? 1965 Selected for representation in `Indian
Painting Today`, London. ? 1966 One man show, Gallery
Chemould, New Delhi and Bombay. ? 1967 Participated
in the Biennale de Paris. ? 1967,68 Participated in
the Progressive Painters Group Show, Ahmedabad. ? 1967,68
Five Contemporaries, Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New
Delhi. ? 1970 Participated in the printmaking workshop,
prganised by Smithsonian Institute, U.S.I.S., New Delhi.
? 1971 One man show, Konark Art Gallery, New Delhi.
? 1973 On
Ebrahim Alkazi and Art Heritage, New Delhi. ? Nitin
Bhayana, New Delhi. ? Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
? National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ? Tuli
Family Collection, Bombay. ? Delhi Art Gallery, New
1956-61 Awarded the Govt. of India Scholarship for
advanced studies in painting, under Prof. N.S. Bendre.
? 1959 Received the Lalit Kala National Award for Painting,
New Delhi. ? 1960 He was also awarded Gold Medal by
Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art. ? 1962 Received the
Lalit Kala National Award for Painting, New Delhi. ?
1962 Received the Bombay Art Society Award, Bombay.
? 1981-82 Received the Lalit Kala Akademi`s Research
Grant to work at Garhi Studio, New Delhi. ? 1983-85
Received the Govt. of Indian Fellowship to Outstanding
Artists. ? 1988 Received the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award,
New Delhi. ? 1994-96 Awarded Emeritus Fellowship given
to eminent artists in the field of Performing Arts,
Literature and Plastic Arts by Govt. of India. ? 1996
Received the AIFACS Award, New Delhi. ? 2003 Honoured
by Kalidasa Samman.
Though versatile and highly creative, Himmat has primarity
remained a sculptor, enamoured especially by the earthiness
of the terracota medium that holds for him the echoes
of the lost world. ? He enjoys inscribing his simple,
often brutal forms progressively with invented and impressed
textures, beautifully absorbed by the moist clay.