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Artist Profile
Dhiraj Choudhury (View Gallery)

 EDUCATION

  • 1967 - Studied at College of Art, New Delhi.

 

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Taught as Professor in the Dept. of Painting, College of Art, New Delhi.
  • 1982-83 'Learning to BE' - visual and educative project, medium-painting, illustration, mural, sculpture, photography and sound, exhb., publication, slide-show, movie - sponsored by UNESCO & Youth Division, Ministry of Education, organised by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.

 

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 70's, 80's, 90's, Drawing - Alliance Francaise.
  • 1998 - '50 years struggle for freedom', retrospective exhb. to mark the occasion of 50 years of Indian Independence, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and in Calcutta, Madras, Bombay and Chandigharh.
  • 1997 - ARTS 136, Artist's Studio, 50 artist's work displayed to celebrate 50 years of Independence,
  • 1997 - Curated Korean and Indian Artists' exhb., Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - 'South of France', through a painter's eye, exhb. organised by Allianc Francaise, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - 'Pain, Woman & Clown', AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1995 - 'Pain, Woman & Clown', Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.
    Exhb. called 'Banalata Sen', Metropolitan Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1994 - Exhb. at the Vigyan Bhavan, inaugurated by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, New Delhi.
  • 1993 - 'Banalata Sen', Metropolitan Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1991 - 70s, 80s, 90s Drawing exhb., organised by Siddhartha Tagore, Alliance Francaise of Delhi.
  • 1990 - Drawing exhb., Sanskriti Art Gallery, Calcutta.
  • 1985 - 'Tribute to Youth', sponsored by Dept. of Youth Affairs & Sports, New Delhi.
  • 1988 - 'Woman', Gallery Arobindo, New Delhi and Gallerie 88, Calcutta.
  • 1983 - International Trade Fare, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Exhb. at Butler Palace, Lucknow.
  • 1982 - National Seminar on Teachers, New Delhi.
  • 1982 - Indian National Congress, Calcutta.
  • 1979 - National exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - Trade Fare, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - All Indian Show, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Calcutta, Bombay.
  • 1976 - 'Tribute to Women's Year', painting and mural, inaugurated by Prof. D.P. Chattopadhyaya, Minister of Commerce, New Delhi.
  • 1976 - 'Changing Family Patterns in India', 17th International Conference on Family, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • 1972 - 'A Journey from Delhi to Srinagar', inaugurated by Mr. Bhagwan Sahay, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, sponsored by Jammu & Kashmir Academy, Srinagar.
  • 1971 - 'Happenings in Bangladesh', exhb. in aid of Bangladesh, New Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay.
  • 1964 - 'Mural Painting', exhb. inaugurated by Mr. Dharamvir, Governor Delhi and at Lucknow.
  • 1962 - 'My Boyhood Days', Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
  • 1958 - Development of Indian Civilisation', inaugurated by Mr. V.V. Giri, Governor U.P. state, Nainital, Calcutta, Lucknow and Guwahati.
  • 1960 - First solo exhb., 'Restaurant Life', Albert Hall, Coffee House, Calcutta.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta and All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi.
  • 1999 - 'At The Threshold of The New Millennium', Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1998 - '50 Years Struggle for Freedom' a retrospective, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1996 - Solo exhb. of Drawings, LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Solo exhb., Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1985 - Solo exhb., Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
  • 1964 - Solo exhb., 'On Student Life', inaugurated by Prof. H. Kabir, Education Minister, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1955-2000 - at Art Konsult New Delhi

 

 EXHIBITION ABROAD

 GROUP SHOWS

  • Various exhb. in France, UK, USA, Switzerland and Singapore.
  • 1980 - Group show, 'East Comes West', Fincheley, London.
  • 1979 - International Exhibition with Miro & Dali, Geneva.
  • 1979 - 'International Year of the Child', sponsored by Indo - British Association & Gallery Art 38, London, ICCR, New Delhi Exhb., London.
  • 1979 - Ajia Bijutsu Koyukai, Japan.
  • 1979 - Participated in the International Triennale, Switzerland.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 2001 - Retrospective, Water Colour, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
  • 2000 - Traveling exhibition, Sweden; Mural on 'Love', South of France; paintings 'Love' exhibited at the Millennium Festival, St. Albans, UK;

 

 COLLECTIONS

  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister's Camp, New Delhi.
  • College of Art, New Delhi.
  • Sahitya Kala Parisad, New Delhi.
  • Raj Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Ministry of Education, New Delhi.
  • Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi.
  • Ministry of Railway, New Delhi.
  • Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.
  • Trade Development Authority, New Delhi.
  • Mines & Ministeral, New Delhi.
  • Trade Corporation, New Delhi.
  • Hotel Ashoka and Lodi, New Delhi.
  • All Indian Board of H.S. Education, New Delhi.
  • Lady Irwin Hospital, New Delhi.
  • VHAI, New Delhi.
  • HUDCO, New Delhi.
  • Indian Council for Philosophical Research, Lucknow.
  • Governor's House, Calcutta.
  • Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art and Culture, Srinagar.
  • Governor's House, Srinagar.
  • Ashoka Hotel, Bangalore.
  • Taj Hotel, Madras.
  • Taj Hotel, Bombay.
  • Embassy of Belgium, Australia, Netherland and Singapore.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
  • Gallery Art 38, London.
  • Indian High Commission, London.
  • Caparao Industrial Group, London.
  • Commonwealth Secretariate, London.
  • Ruthland Medical Centre, Florida, USA.
  • Anderson Parrish Association, Florida.
  • Cobbs Gallery, USA.

 

 AWARDS

  • 1989 - Received award from the Sahitya Kala Academy, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Received award for his drawing, National Exhb. of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1984 - Received certificate for his drawing, All Indian Exhb. of Drawings, Chandigarh.
  • 1981 - Award for his drawing, A.P. Lalit Kala Academy, Hyderabad.
  • 1981 - Received certificate for his drawing, All Indian Exhb. of Drawings, Chandigarh.
  • 1980 - Received award for his drawing, Sahitya Kala Parisad, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - Received award for his drawing, Fine Arts Academy, Amritsar.
  • 1979 - Received AIFACS Award, New Delhi. \
  • 1972 - Received award for his drawing, M.P. Academy, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 1970 - Received AIFACS Award, New Delhi.
  • 1968 - Received award from the Railway Board for his mural painting, New Delhi
  • 1966 - Award for his Poster Design, All India Poster Competition, New Delhi.
  • 1964 - Award for his mural painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta.
  • 1961 - Received award for his graphic art, Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi.
  • 1950 - Received the Governors Medal, West Bengal. 1959 Received award for his water colour painting, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.
 
 
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