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Ram Kumar



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Biography

Born in 1924, Simla (Himachal Pradesh), Ram Kumar completed his M.A. in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi in 1946. He went to Paris to study art under Andre Lhote, 1949-50 and Fernand Leger, 1950-51. He further went to US after receiving the J.D. Rockefeller III Fund Fellowship in 1970-71. He has been honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1972 and Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. He has held several solo shows and also participated in many group shows which include Biennale of Tokyo, 1957 & 1959; Venice, 1958; Sao Paulo, 1961, 1965 & 1980; Gallery Raku, Japan, 1995. A retrospective show of his works from 1949-1993 was organised by NGMA, Delhi in 1993. Many books have been published on his art. He is also well known for his writing in Hindi and has published five collections of short stories. The U.P. Government has honoured him with Prem Chand Puraskar for Meri Priya Kahaniyan, a collection of short stories. He lives and works in New Delhi.


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