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M V Dhurandhar



Education  1930 First Indian Director, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1918-31 Inspector of Drawing & Craft, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1910 Head Master, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1896 Art Teacher, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1890-95 Studied under John Griffiths, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai Primary and Secondary Education, Rajaram High School, Kolhapur.    Exhibitions  2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art... Selected Posthumous Exhibitions 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore 2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Drawings', Apparao Galleries, Chennai 2010 ‘Manifestations IV’, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2005 ‘Manifestations III’, organized by Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai & New Delhi. 2004 ‘Manifestations II’, organized by Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai & New Delhi. 2003 ‘Manifestations’, organized by Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai & New Delhi. 1994 Solo Exhibition, Kamalnayay Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai   Selected Exhibitions 1930 India House Exhibition, London. 1923 Wembley Exhibition, London. 1919 Indian Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition, Varanasi. 1910,19 Art & Industrial Exhibition, Jalgaon. 1907 Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition, Pandharpur. 1905 Congress Industrial & Agricultural Exhibition, Kolhapur   Participations 1904,09 Madras Fine Arts Exhibition, Chennai 1892,95 Bombay Art Society (BAS), Mumbai   Honours and Awards 1952 President of India, appreciated his statue made by Bal Chowan, Exhibited at the Centenary Celebration of Rajaram High School, Kolhapur. 1940 Awarded by Shri Panth Pratinidhi of Aundh State. 1927 Received Title of Rao Bahadur. 1923 Prize, Wembley Exhibition, London 1904,07,10,14 Gold Medal from Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition, Mumbai, Pandharpur, Jalgaon & Gwalior respectively. 1895 Gold Medal for his Painting, ‘Have You Come Laxmi?’, Bombay Art Society (BAS), Mumbai 1894 Awarded Mayo Medal. 1892 Award, Bombay Art Society (BAS), Mumbai 1891 Waudington Prize, Mumbai Dhurandhar was exposed to the works of the European and British artist, what with the entire faculty at the school being from Britain. Unlike Eastern cultures, where art was oriented towards line drawing, in the West it was pictorial heavy. Fascinated by this form of art, Indian students too began emulating the European Academic Art form, and Dhurandhar was a product of the same school of art. He painted a lot of figurative works and studies of people like Raja Ravi Varma. His famous painting, 'Women At Work', got him a British Government Award in 1892, while still a student. Yet another black and white illustration, 'Marriage Ceremony' won him a gold medal in 1908.

M V Dhurandhar

    • Lives and Works :
    • passed away in the year 1944
    • Education :
    • Sir J J School of art


Artist Statement

Dhurandhar was exposed to the works of the European and British artist, what with the entire faculty at the school being from Britain. Unlike Eastern cultures, where art was oriented towards line drawing, in the West it was pictorial heavy. Fascinated by this form of art, Indian students too began emulating the European Academic Art form, and Dhurandhar was a product of the same school of art. He painted a lot of figurative works and studies of people like Raja Ravi Varma. His famous paintin
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Artist Biography

Education  1930 First Indian Director, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1918-31 Inspector of Drawing & Craft, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1910 Head Master, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1896 Art Teacher, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai 1890-95 Studied under John Griffiths, Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai Primary and Secondary Education, Rajaram High School, Kolhapur.    Exhibitions  2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art... Selected Posthumous Exhibitions 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through
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