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An architect, a sculptor and a senior artist, Satish Gujral dons many hats. He is one of the most experimental artists in the history of modern Indian art. Gujral’s experiments cover a broad canvas encompassing spheres of Plastic Art, Graphics, Paintings, Sculptures, Murals, Object Design and Architecture.

Satish Gujral was born in 1925 in Jhelum, belonging to the then Punjab under the rule of British India. He joined the Mayo School of Arts in Lahore in the eyar 1939 in order to study applied arts. After graduating from there, he moved to Mumbai in 1944and took admission at the Sir J.J. School of Art where he studied from 1944 to 1947. In 1947,a  recurring sickness forced him to drop out of the school and he eventually completed his education in the year 1949. He left for Mexico in 1952after he was granted a scholarship from the Mexican Embassy. There, he completed his apprenticeship under well known artists Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqeuiros.

Satish Gujral has been felicitated with the Order of the Crown for Architecture ( Belgium ) as well as many other honours. He has participated in various biennales including Venice, Tokyo and Sao Paulo.

Satish Gujral has also won tremendous acclaim s an architect. His building of the Belgium Embassy in New Delhi has been selected by the International Forum of Architects as one of the one of the best thousand buildings built in 20thc century across the world.

Dozens of documentaries have been made on his work an four books of his work have been published including an autobiography.

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]

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

  2016 A Brush with Life', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi

  2015 'The World of Satish Gujral', Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

  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

  2009Aakriti 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.

  1964Foram Gallery, New York.

  1963Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

  1963 Mumbai

  1961 New York.

  1961 Asoka Gallery, Kolkata

  1961Traveled 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  

  2015 'Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection', Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York

  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 GallerieGanesha 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 RatnaPuraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  2000 Honorary Doctorate, Visva Bharti University, Santiniketan

  1998 Padma Vibhushan, Government of India

  1996 Honorary Doctorate, Vishakapatnam University

  1989Honored by the Delhi Citizens’ Council as one of 25 most prominent citizens of India

  1989 Da Vinci Award for Life Time Achievement, Mexico

  1989Desikottama, Santiniketan

  1984 Order of the Crown, conferred by Belgium for Designing the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi

  1983Honored by the Government of India

  1974Honored 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

  1944Burmah Shell Scholarship to study Art, Mumbai

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