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He is considered by many as one of the major Indian artists of the 20th    century. A painter and sculptor, Shanti Dave is known both for his paintings as well as his large murals that adorn the walls of art institutions and public spaces across the world.

Shanti Dave was born in Ahmadabad in 1931. He lived in the village of Badpura in north Gujarat alongwith his mother and brother. He joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of the MS University in Baroda in 1950. It was from this faculty that he secured both his undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Fine Arts.

Shanti Dave is also known to be one of the 1st Indian artists who broke the mould in terms of experimentation via using different types of mediums on canvas. He moved beyond the traditional use of oil and acrylics and was able to lend his works a distinct synergy and aura in mediums of his choice. Shanti Dave’s concerns are modernist as is evident from his works. A formal abstraction with a focus on the medium takes precedence over any focus on ideological concerns.

 Even today, he is respected across the world for his large wall murals. He was commissioned and flown by Air India to decorate its offices in Frankfurt and Sydney. He also painted a unique mural in the VIP lounge of an airport in New York. The mural depicted his village roots and the trials and tribulations his family faced during his upbringing.

Shanti Dave has exhibited widely both in India and abroad. He has been a part of prestigious international shows like the South East Asia Art Exhibition in the Philippines ( 1957 ), the International Graphic Exhibition in Switzerland ( 1960 ), the Commonwealth Exhibition in London ( 1962), etc.

The artist has been a proud recipient of ‘Padmashri’ and the National Art Academy Award on three occasions in 1956, 57 and 58 respectively.

 

Education  

1956-58 Post Diploma in Painting, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

 1950-56 Graduation, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda  

SelectedSoloExhibitions  

  2004 ‘Exhibition of Graphic Prints: Shanti Dave’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara

  2001 ‘Krishna Avatarana: Exhibition of Paintings by Shanti Dave’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara

 1999 ‘Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Padmashri Shanti Dave’, Holiday Inn, Nairobi, Kenya

  1998 ‘Shanti Dave: Exhibition of Paintings’, ABC Academy of Art and Culture, Varanasi

  1997 ‘Exhibition of Wood Cuts: Shanti Dave’, Atelier 2221 Print Gallerie, New Delhi

  1990 Gallery Crimson, Bangalore

  1987 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1987 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1987 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

  1984 ‘Shanti Dave: Exhibition of Paintings’, Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1984 Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata

  1981 ‘Shanti Dave’s Recent Paintings and Mural for Tat Burrough’, Mumbai and Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1981 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1981 Urja Art Gallery, Baroda

  1981 Narai Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

  1979 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1979 Arab Cultural Centre, Damascus

  1978 ‘Shanti Dave’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1978 ‘Multi Colored Woodcuts by Shanti Dave’, Sarla Art Centre, Chennai

  1974 ‘Shanti Dave ‘74’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1974 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1974 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1971 ‘Exhibition of Paintings by Shanti Dave’, Ashoka Art Gallery, Gallery Chanakya, New Delhi

  1971-72 ‘Shanti Dave’, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1970 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1968 ‘Shanti Dave’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1967 Gallery Navina, New York

  1966 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1966 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1965 Gallery 331, New Orleans, USA

  1965 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1965 Ahmedabad Museum, Ahmedabad

  1965 ‘Homage to the Wall: Recent Paintings of Shanti Dave’, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1964 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1964 Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney

  1963 Gallery Liguria, Rome, Italy; Frankfurt Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

  1962 Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

  1962 Roopa Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1961 Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

  1961 Grabowski Gallery, London

  1961 La Jolla Art Centre, San Diego, Pasadena, USA

  1960 Kumar Gallery, New Delhi

  1959 ‘Paintings Graphics: Shanti Dave’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1957 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

  2010 'A. SYCO', The Viewing Room, Mumbai

  2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  2008 'Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities', (Part I), Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara

  1986 ‘Graphic Exhibition’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1983 Koninujk Institute, Amsterdam

  1981 ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Gallery Art East / Art West’, Hong Kong

  1981 ‘Thirty Years of Jehangir Art Gallery’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1975 Washington D.C, USA

  1975 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1971 Traveling Exhibition of Indian Art to Japan and South America

  1968-71 Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1968 Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney

  1968 Washington D.C, USA

  1965 ‘Traveling Exhibition, Contemporary Indian Art’, South Africa

  1964 Blair House, London

  1964 Sindin Harris – Scarsdale, New York

  1964 Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi

  1963 Ohio University, Ohio

  1963 Devorah Sherman Gallery, Chicago and Asia Society, New York

  1963 ‘Indian Art Today’, London

  1962 Commonwealth Exhibition, London

  1961 Grabowski Gallery, London

  1959 Traveling Exhibition, Contemporary Indian Art, Switzerland, Germany, USSR, Egypt and South America

  1957 South-East Asia Art Exhibition, Manila, Philippines

  1956 Baroda Group of Artists, Mumbai

Participations  

  2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

  1980 ‘Asian Artists Exhibition’, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

  1979 ‘Asian Artists Exhibition’, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan

  1978 ‘4th Triennale of Contemporary World of Art’, India

  1975 ‘3rd Triennale of Contemporary World of Art’, India

  1965 Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil

  1965 Mainichi International Exhibition, Japan

  1961 Paris Biennale, France

  1960 International Graphic Exhibition, Lugano, Switzerland

  1958 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1957 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1956 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

Honours and Awards

  2004 Lalit Kala RatnaPuraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1978 4th Triennale of Contemporary World Art, New Delhi

  1975 Award, 3rd Triennale – India, New Delhi

  1965 Mainichi Award, Tokyo Biennale, Japan

  1959 Governor’s Gold Medal, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

  1959 Cash Prize, Bombay State Annual Art Exhibition, Mumbai

  1958 Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi

  1957-59 Government of India, 2 Years Cultural Scholarship

  1957 Governor’s Prize (Silver Medal), Bombay Art Society, Mumbai

  1957 Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi

  1957 Prize, South – East Asia Art exhibition, Art Society of Philippines

  1956 Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi

  1956 Governor’s Prize (Silver Medal), Bombay Art Society, Mumbai

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