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A.Ramachandran



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Biography

Born in 1935, Attingal (Kerala), he did his Post Graduation in Malayalam Literature from Kerala University, 1957 and then joined Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan to pursue Fine Arts from 1957-61. He completed his Ph.D in Mural Painting of Kerala from Visva Bharati in 1964. He was appointed Lecturer at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi to teach History of Art in 1965 and retired as a Professor in 1992. He was appointed Honorary Chairman, Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 1991. He has held several solo shows besides participation in significant group shows across India and abroad. These include the Tokyo Biennale, Japan, 1967 & 1970; I, II, III, V International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi in 1968, 1971, 1975 & 1982; Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 1971; Menton Biennale, France in 1974; India: Myth & Reality Aspect of Modern Indian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy of Art, London; Modern Indian Painting, Hirschorn Museum, Washington D.C. in 1982; The Mythical Traveller Journeys onto the unknown, London in 1996; Retrospective show at NGMA, New Delhi in 2003. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in 2005. Besides painting, he also has to his credit several children's books published in India, Japan, England and the USA which have received international acclaim. He lives and works in New Delhi.



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