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C. Douglas View Artworks of C. Douglas Back to Artist

C Douglas was born, 1950 in Tellicherry, Kerala. He secured a Diploma in Painting from, Madras School of Arts and Crafts in 1976. Douglas’s works are today part of several collections and he has been winning a steady stream of awards, including the Tamil Nadu state and the National Award for painting (1992), Government of India’s Junior Fellowship (1991-1993) and Senior Fellowship(1994-1996); From 1981 to  1988 , Douglas worked, lived and exhibited in Munich, Germany, at the Haus der Kunst and many other cities in Germany. He returned to Cholamandal in 1989, In 1994, Douglas went on invitation to the European Ceramic Centre at Hertogenbosch, Holland, to explore the ceramic medium and has held a few exhibitions of his work. He also received the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship the same year. He lives and works from Cholamandal Artist’s Village, Chennai.

 

C.Douglas is a painter who combines sarcasm with aesthetics. Thematically oriented, his works often mock at the base faire. They break the pictorial bounds- rules, rhyme and reason for making a valid, forceful statement. Sometimes he goes to the extent of absurdity to make his point.

 

 

Education  

  1994 -96 Study in Ceramics at European Ceramics Centre

  1971-76 Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts and Crafts,, Chennai

Exhibitions  

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

  2008 'Missed Call', Akar Prakar, Kolkata

  2008 Asvita Arts, Chennai

  1996 Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, Mumbai

  1996 Alliance Francaise, Chennai

  1995 'View from the Edge', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

  1994 Schoo`s Art Gallery, Amsterdam

  1992 Sakshi Gallery, Chennai and Mumbai

  1986 European Patent Office Gallery, Munich

  1983 Bayerishes Verines Bank, Garmish, Germany

  1982 Gallery am Horwath Haus, Murnav, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions  

  2012 'Tactile', Latitude 28, New Delhi

  2010 'The Metaphor and Beyond', Gallerie 88, Kolkata

  2008 'Stellar Configuration', presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

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

  2008 'From Beyond The Vindhyas', Ganges Art, Kolkata

  1995 Water Colors: A Broader Spectrum, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

  1994 100 Years of National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi

  1994 Reflections, Easel Gallery, Chennai

  1993 Still Life, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

  1992 Parallel Perceptions, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.

  1991 Touch Stone, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

  1991-93 Indian Artists- European Patent Office Gallery, Munich

  1991,93 Help Age India, Mumbai

  1991 Indian Contemporary Artists, Arne Geminde Museum, Amsterdam

  1986 International Art from Munich Studio

Participations

  2012 'Art for Humanity', Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

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

  2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

  1992 7th Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

1977-79 Kalayatra Exhibition., Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

 

Honours and Awards

  1994 Received Charles Wallace Grant

  Received UNESCO Grant

  1992 Received National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

  1991-93, 1994-96 Received Cultural Fellowship, Government of India, New Delhi

  1990 Award, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

  1980,90 Award, Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai

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