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N S Bendre



Exhibitions 2012-13 'Radical Terrain: Modernist Art from India', Rubin Museum of Art, New York 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 2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Masters of Maharashtra', collection from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Piramal Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai 2009 'Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works from the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin', Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead 2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan 2008 'Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities', (Part I), Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara 2004 ‘Manifestations II, organized by Delhi Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2000 ‘N. S. Bendre Exhibition of Sketches’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 ‘Indian Art Exhibition N. S. Bendre’, Abhinav Art Gallery, Jammu organized by Individuals Cultural Centre, Jammu 1992 ‘Professor Narayan Shridhar Bendre: Drawings and Paintings’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi   Solo Exhibitions 1985 ‘Bendre 1985’, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1983 Mumbai 1981 Mumbai 1980 Mumbai 1979 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1977 Mumbai 1976 Mumbai 1974 ‘Retrospective’, Jehangir Art gallery, Mumbai organized by Lalit kala Akademi on the Occasion of the Conferment of Fellowship 1972 Mumbai 1970 Mumbai 1969 ‘Traveling Exhibition’, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Poland 1968,70,72,74,76,77 New York 1968 Mumbai 1963 Mumbai 1962 Baroda 1960 ‘Abstract Works’, Baroda 1957 Baroda 1950 Mumbai 1947-48 ‘Traveling Exhibition’, Windermere Gallery, New York 1945 Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai 1943 Mumbai   Participations 1934-39,41,44,58-59 Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai   Honours and Awards 1992 Padma Bhushan, Government of India 1984 Kalidas Sanman., Government of Madhya Pradesh 1983 D. Litt, Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Madhya Pradesh 1982,84 Gagan Abani Award from Visva- Bharati, Santiniketan, Kolkata 1974 Fellowship from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1971 Chairman, International Jury, Second Triennale exhibition, New Delhi 1969 Padmashree, Government of India 1963 Member of Indian Delegation, Japan 1959-66,71 Chairman International Jury, II Triennale, New Delhi 1958-59 Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 1955 National Award for his work entitled ‘Thron’, by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1954 Nominated Eminent Artist, General Council and Executive Board, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1945 Patel Trophy for his work ‘Quit India’, Art Society of India, Mumbai 1943 Trophy, Art Society of India, Mumbai 1941 Gold Medal for his work ‘Landscapes of Benars’, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 1936,35 Governor’s Prize, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 1935 Silver Medal for his Work ‘Street Children’, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai 1934 Silver Medal for his Work ‘Vagabond’, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai He is well known as the supreme landscapist, a composer and master of colours. He was immensely influenced by miniature painting. He visited the United States, England, France and Belgium in 1947-48. It was during the visit that he studied and imbibed modern art. Assimilating this western influence he created a niche for himself in the field of art by innovating a style all his own. He successfully carried out innovative experiments depicting subtle themes ranging from everyday life to the abstract. He never believed in restricting his imagination to the rigid framework of colour, line or form.

N S Bendre

    • Lives and Works :
    • Passed away in 1992
    • Education :
    • 1948 Graphic Art, Art Student’s League, New York 1947-48 Ceramics, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), New York 1947-48 Study Tour of USA, sponsored by Federation of American Artists, Philadelphia, USA 1933 Government Diploma in Art, Mumbai 1929-34 Diploma in Painting, State School of Art, Indore 1929-33 Bachelor of Art, Holkar College, Agra University


Artist Statement

He is well known as the supreme landscapist, a composer and master of colours. He was immensely influenced by miniature painting. He visited the United States, England, France and Belgium in 1947-48. It was during the visit that he studied and imbibed modern art. Assimilating this western influence he created a niche for himself in the field of art by innovating a style all his own. He successfully carried out innovative experiments depicting subtle themes ranging from everyday life to the abstr
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Artist Biography

Exhibitions 2012-13 'Radical Terrain: Modernist Art from India', Rubin Museum of Art, New York 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 2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 'Masters of Maharashtra', collection from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Piramal Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai 2009 'Indian Art After Independenc
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