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Haku Shah



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
The Mahatma
 17th December 2014 - 19th December 2014
 

Art Alive Gallery

S - 221, Panchsheel Park

New Delhi - 110017



Limited Editions
 6th November 2014 - 10th December 2014
 

Art Alive Gallery

120, Sector 44

Gurgaon




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Biography

Born in Valod, Gujarat, in 1934, Haku Shah studied arts at M.S. University, Baroda. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri, the Nehru Fellowship and the Kala Ratna for his contribution to art. A Gandhian, an eminent painter, he is also a cultural anthropologist, an author of international repute on folk and tribal art. He taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years. He established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. His work caught public eye, and by 1965 he had held several one-man shows in Kolkata and Mumbai. In 1968, he curated the \'Unknown India\' exhibition, organized by Art Critic Stella Kramrisch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He received the Rockefeller Grant in the same year and in 1971, the Nehru Fellowship Award.

Over the years, he has carried out extensive field research and documentation on rural and tribal arts and crafts, traditions and folk lore. He has taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years and established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapaith  in Ahemdabad, which was set up by Mahatma Gandhi. Haku curated the museum for several year, which was to become his last legacy.

His work is deeply influenced by the tribal art and culture, a theme on which he has written several of his works, and also bhakti movement, especially its Nirguna poetry. In 2009, he published his memoirs titled, Manush



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