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Satish Gujral



  Education   1952-54 Palacio Nationale de Belles Artes, Mexico 1944-47 Diploma in Fine Arts, Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai 1939-44 Mayo School of Arts, Lahore Student of D.A. Sequeiros [Mural Techniques]  Exhibitions   2011 'Eyes on Life', Aakriti Art... Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 'Eyes on Life', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata 2011 'Ascending Energy: Merging Forms by Satish Gujral', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2010 'Tryst with Modernity and Tradition', Jehangir Art Gallery; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2009 Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata 2008 ‘Reincarnated Forms: Glimpses of a Glorious Life Relived’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2007 ‘The Third Dimension’, Sculptures by Satish Gujral, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2007 ‘The Energy of Creation’, Drawings and Paintings by Satish Gujral, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 ‘Satish Gujral: A Retrospective 1948-2006’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi 2005 'Satish Gujral: 2001-2005’, Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Satish Gujral: Prismatic Colors’, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York 2001 ‘Gujral: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture’, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 2001 'Satish Gujral’s: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 'Satish Gujral: Paintings, Drawings and Granites', Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1998 'Satish Gujral: Paintings and Sculptures', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1995 'Satish Gujral: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures', Art Today, New Delhi 1993 'Satish Gujral: Paintings and Sculptures', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 'Satish Gujral: Brunt Woods and Architecture', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 ‘Gujral ’90: Icons’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1990 ‘Satish Gujral: Iconic Paintings and Architecture’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata 1986 Retrospective, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1986 Art Heritage, New Delhi 1986 Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 1980 'Satish Gujral: Black Woods’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi. 1978 'Brunt Woods', New Delhi. 1974 Gallery Chanakya, New Delhi. 1972 Mumbai 1971 'Metal Sculptures', Vesline University, USA. 1971 Chicago. 1969-70 'Metal Sculptures’, New Delhi 1969-70 Murals, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata 1968 'Paper Collages’, New York, Finland, Sweden, Madrid, USSR, Mexico, Peru, Argentina & Brazil. 1967 'Paper Collages', Mumbai 1966 'Paper Collages', New Delhi 1964 New Delhi. 1964 Foram Gallery, New York. 1963 Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi 1963 Mumbai 1961 New York. 1961 Asoka Gallery, Kolkata 1961 Traveled with Ex.s | Cairo, Mexico, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Montreal, Hawaii and Tokyo 1960 Mumbai 1959 Kolkata 1956 London. 1956 Mumbai 1956 New Delhi. 1955 New York, London, Mumbai 1954 New York. 1953 Mexico 1952 Organized by Delhi Silpi Chakra, New Delhi at Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi Selected Group Exhibitions 2010 '10 x 10', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi 2009 'Think Small', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi 2009 'Beyond the Form', Bajaj Capital Art House; Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 'Baisakh 08', Polka Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008 'X at the rate of Jehangir', presented by Art Musings at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 ‘Winter Modern’s’, Aicon, New York 1960 Group Show with six other Artists: M.F. Husain, Mohan Samant, V. S. Gaitonde, Ram Kumar, K.S. Kulkarni, Krishen Khanna Participations 2014 'Ode to Monumental: Celebration, Visuality, Ideology', presented by Saffronart at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2012 'Synergy 2012', 12th Anniversary Show, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 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 'Celebrations 2011', Kumar Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Art Celebrates 2010', represented by Gallerie Ganesha at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games 2010 'Evolve: 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2010 Annual Exhibition, Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Celebration 2010', Annual Exhibition, Kumar Art Gallery, New Delhi 2008-09 'Paz Mandala', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1995 Exhibition 'Indian Contemporary Paintings', Christies Auction, London 1992 'Indian, European & Oriental Paintings & Works of Art', Sotheby's Auction, New Delhi 1991 'National Exposition of Contemporary Art', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) 1973 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (LKNA: Construction I). 1957 National Exhibition at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (LKNA: The Condemned). 1956 National Exhibition at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (LKNA: Despair) Honours and Awards 2010 Amity Lifetime Achievement Award for art, Amity School of Fine Arts   2004-05 Honored at Golden Jubilee Celebration of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)   2004 Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2000 Honorary Doctorate, Visva Bharti University, Santiniketan 1998 Padma Vibhushan, Government of India 1996 Honorary Doctorate, Vishakapatnam University 1989 Honored by the Delhi Citizens’ Council as one of 25 most prominent citizens of India 1989 Da Vinci Award for Life Time Achievement, Mexico 1989 Desikottama, Santiniketan 1984 Order of the Crown, conferred by Belgium for Designing the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi 1983 Honored by the Government of India 1974 Honored by the Government of Punjab 1974 National Award for his Sculpture titled ‘Construction’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1957 National Award for his Painting titled ‘The Condemned’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1956 National Award for his Painting titled ‘Despair’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1944 Burmah Shell Scholarship to study Art, Mumbai   My recent works have been the result of a continuous search for my roots. Even the themes have been taken from myths, folklore and history, in addition to the lives of people around me. For instance, I have used images from mythology and set them in current realities.Like in my work 'Sita's Agnipareeksha', which captures the essence of the story from the epic, and at the same time reminds us of sufferings like dowry deaths that women are subjected to. 'Draupadi's Disrobing' is also about rape and other atrocities perpetrated on women. I have been attempting a style change for the last five years, and in my works, form and style have uniformly come together. But that doesn't mean I don't draw from history any more. In one of my recent paintings, I have gone back to the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, and tried to understand the factors that lay behind the unrest. One of my largest paintings is about the tyrannies of the colonial rulers set against the miseries suffered by the subjects. Then there is one of my favorite works, 'Shatranj ke Khiladi', which is about indifferent rulers lost in the enjoyment of their decadence, oblivious to the miseries and fate of their subjects.Some of my recent works also capture people in their daily lives --- people flying kites, Rajasthani men and women against the desert backdrop.

Satish Gujral

    • Lives and Works :
    • Education :
    • Diploma in fine arts , from Sir J . J . school of art


Artist Statement

My recent works have been the result of a continuous search for my roots. Even the themes have been taken from myths, folklore and history, in addition to the lives of people around me. For instance, I have used images from mythology and set them in current realities.Like in my work 'Sita's Agnipareeksha', which captures the essence of the story from the epic, and at the same time reminds us of sufferings like dowry deaths that women are subjected to. 'Draupadi's Disrobing' is also about rape an
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Artist Biography

  Education   1952-54 Palacio Nationale de Belles Artes, Mexico 1944-47 Diploma in Fine Arts, Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai 1939-44 Mayo School of Arts, Lahore Student of D.A. Sequeiros [Mural Techniques]  Exhibitions   2011 'Eyes on Life', Aakriti Art... Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 'Eyes on Life', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata 2011 'Ascending Energy: Merging Forms by Satish Gujral', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2010 'Tryst with Modernity and Tradition', Jehangir Art Ga
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