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Artist Profile
K.G.Subramanyan (View Gallery)

 BORN: 15TH MAY, 1924

 

 EDUCATION

  • 1976 - Member Delegate, General Assembly World Craft Council, Mexico
  • 1966 - 67 - J.D.R. IIIrd Fund Fellowship
  • 1955 - 56 - British Council Research Scholarship to Slade School of Art, where he also he learnt print making, University of London.
  • 1944 - 48 - Studied at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1941 - Entered Presidency College to study B.A.(Hons.) in Economics.
  • 1933 - Took admission in the English School at Mahe in 4th standard.
  • 1939 - Passed Matriculation, entered St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, for further studies.

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1989 - Professor Emeritus, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • 1987 - 88 - Christensen Fellow, St. Catherine's College, Oxford.
  • 1980 - Professor of Painting and Design, Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
  • 1977 - Visiting Fellow at the Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
  • 1968 - Became a Dean for 5 years tenurein, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda.
  • 1966 - Became the Professor of Painting, Faculty of fine Arts, Baroda.
  • 1961 - Moved back to Baroda, as Reader in the Painting Dept., Faculty of Fine Arts.
  • 1951 - 59 - Taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao, University, Baroda as a junior colleague in the team of Markhand Bhatt, Sankho Chaudhri and N.S. Bendre.

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 'Dissolving Contradictions', The Window, Bombay.
  • 1998 - 'Paintings & Drawings', The Seagull Foundation, Calcutta.
  • 1995 - 'The Paris Paintings', Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1994 - 'Recent Works', Centre for International Modern Art.
  • 1994 - Exhb. at Sakshi Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1992 - Exhb. at Sakshi Gallery, Madras and Bangalore.
  • 1992 - 'Journeys within Landscape', Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1990 - Exhb. at Gallery 7, Bombay.
  • 1990 - Exhb. at C.C.A. Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1990 - Exhb. at Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Exhb. at Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1989, 90 - Exhb. at Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1986 - Exhibition of Glass and acrylic sheet painting, Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Retrospective exhibition organized by Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Retrospective exhibition organized by the Birla Academy of Art and Craft, Calcutta.
  • 1968 - Participated in the 1st Indian Triennale.
  • 1961 - Exhb. at Jehingir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1960 - Exhibition of designed textile at Bombay and New Delhi.
  • 1959 - Exhb. at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1953 - Participated in the 'Indian Art' exhb., USA.
  • 1955 - Silpi Chakra, New Delhi (Also in 1958).

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 2002 - Solo Show of oil Paintings at Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1998 - Solo Exhibition of glass paintings, Calcutta.
  • 1994 - Solo Ex., Sakshi.
  • 1994 - Solo Ex., 'Recent Works' CIMA.
  • 1992 - Solo Ex., Sakshi Gallery Bangalore.
  • 1989, 90 - Solo Ex., BAAC.
  • 1989, 90 - Solo Ex.,  Cymroza.
  • 1989, 90 - Solo Ex., Cymroza.
  • 1989 - Solo Ex., BAAC.
  • 1987 - Solo Ex., Kala Yatra
  • 1986 - Solo Ex., Ex. of Glass and Acrylic Sheet Paintings AH.
  • 1985, 88, 92 - Solo Ex., AH.
  • 1981 - Solo show of glass and acrylic sheet paintings, New Delhi.
  • 1980 - Solo show of Glass Paintings in Baroda.
  • 1979 - Solo show of Prints, New Delhi.
  • 1978 - Solo show in Delhi of new sets of terracotta reliefs.
  • 1972 - Solo show of terracotta reliefs in Delhi.
  • 1971 - Solo show in Delhi of Polytichs executed since 1968.
  • 1969 - Solo show of paintings in Bombay.
  • 1966 - Solo Show of paintings, Bombay.
  • 1963 - Solo show at New Delhi.
  • 1956 - Solo show at the Jehangir art Gallery, Bombay.

 EXHIBITION ABROAD

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 1996 - Ex., Contemporary Indian Paintings: from the Chester & Dravida Herwitz Collection' Part II, Sotheby's Auction New York
  • 1995 - Ex., 'Contemporary Indian Paintings: from the Chester & Dravida Herwitz Collection' Part I, Sotheby's Auction New York
  • 1988 - Ex., Takaoka Municipal Museum of Art & Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Festival of India Japan.
  • 1987 - Ex., Festival of India Moscow, USSR.
  • 1987 - Ex., 'Coup de Coeur', Halle de I'lle, Festival of India Genenva.
  • 1985 - 86 - Ex., Art Gallery & Study Center New York University
  • 1985 - 86 - Ex., 'Contemporary Art of India: The Herwitz Collection', Worcester Art Museum Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 1982 - Ex., 'Six Indian Artists', Tate Gallery London.
  • 1982 - Ex., 'India: Myth & Reality', Museum of Modern Art Oxford, UK.
  • 1982 - Ex., 'Contemporary Indian Art', Festival of India, Royal Academy of Art London.
  • 1980 - Ex., Indian Art, Washington D.C.
  • 1979 - Ex., Sao Paulo Biennale Brazil.
  • 1979 - 80 - Ex., Asian Artists Ex.-Part I & II Japan.
  • 1976 - Ex., Menton Biennale, France.
  • 1971 - Ex., Indian Art Tehran, Iran.
  • 1968 - Ex., I,III International Triennale RB.LKA (1975).
  • 1965 - Ex., Ex. of Textile Paintings, Murals, Woven Hangings, New York World Fair USA
  • 1965 - Ex., National Ex. RB.LKA (LKNA: Studio).
  • 1964 - Ex., Tokyo Biennale Japan.
  • 1964 - Ex., 'Ten Indian Artists' USA.
  • 1961 - Ex., Sao Paulo Biennale Brazil.
  • 1956 - Ex., 'Three Artists' Hitchin, UK
  • 1953 - Ex., 'Indian Art' USA.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 1995 - Solo Ex., 'The Paris Paintings' AH.
  • 1988 - Solo Ex., Museum of Modern Art Oxford, UK.
  • 1967 - Solo Ex., Gallery Navina New York.
  • 1966,67,69 - Solo Ex., Gy.CH,

 COLLECTIONS

  • Ebrahim Alkazi & Art Heritage, New Delhi. J.J.School of Art, Bombay.
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

 AWARDS

  • 2004 - Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Fellow, Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • 1981 - Received Kalidas Samman.
  • 1975 - Awarded 'Padma Shri' by Govt. of India. Elected to the World Craft Council.
  • 1968 - Gold Medal, First Indian Triennale.
  • 1965 - National Award.
  • 1957, 59 - Received Prize, Bombay Art Society, Bombay.
  • 1961 - First Prize, Maharashtra State Exhb.
 
 
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