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V.S. Adurkar View Artworks of V.S. Adurkar Back to Artist

An artist cum educationist who belonged to the early school of academic realism, VS Adurkar had an affinity for the scenic but he was also a great watercolourist.

V.S. Adurkar held a Diploma in Painting and Art Master in Teaching from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay.

He studied painting at the Slade School ( London ) in 1936. He was the first Indian artist to be made Associate of the Royal College of Arts (London ) and Royal Society of Painters –Etchers –Engravers ( London ). He was the first Indian Director of Sir J.J. School of Art (1947-53 ).

He headed the Sir JJ School of Art for quite some time until his retirement, from 1947 to 53, to be precise. Infact, he was the first Indian director of the prestigious art school.  Many stalwarts of the modern Indian painting including the progressives studied under him.

 

Exhibitions

Royal Academy Exhibition ( London )

Solo Exhibition at Lord Brabounne Stadium, Bombay

 

Awards

D.C. Prize for Mural, J.J. School

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