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Short Bio I was born at ELURU, A.P. in INDIA (SOUTH). Since the age of five I am closely integrated with the art. Being born to a renowned artist right from my childhood, I had an urge towards art and photography. I used to observe my father while he was painting and when he finished his work, I used to clean his brushes. Often I used to paint with the same brushes. I followed my passion for art and studied photography in the school. Subsequently, I was employed in IDPL Rishikesh, Uttaranchal as an Artist & Photographer. To fulfill my creative urge, I did several experiments for more than a decade on photo chemicals on bromide, and painting on used X ray film after treating them with photo chemicals. Living close to Himalaya Mountains, I was inspired by the splendors of nature and did several paintings on canvas. Positions held: President, Andhra academy of Arts, Vijayawada 1999 – Present Heading the art academy (recognized by L.K.A. New Delhi) that is dedicated towards promoting art and artists by organizing annual exhibitions, seminars, artist camps and workshops Qualification: · Diploma in Photography Govt.College of Fine Arts & Arch. J.N.T.U Hyderabad · Certificate course in Color Photo Technology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun One –man shows: Conducted various painting and photo-painting exhibitions in prominent art galleries across the country. The exhibitions received critical applause from the press & T.V as well as enthusiastic response from the art lovers. Some important shows include: · Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad - 2014 · State Gallery of Arts, Hyderabad - 2011 · Andhra Academy Of Arts, Vijayawada - 2010 · Siddhartha College, Vijayawada – 2007 · Indraprasth Art Gallery,Delhi-2005 · Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai - 2003, 1993 · Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai - 1999 · Lalit Kala Academy, N.Delhi - 1999, 1995, 1991 · Jahanhgir Art Gallery, Mumbai - 1997, 1992 · Triveni Gallery, New Delhi - 1993 · India international Center, Lodi Road, N.Delhi. - 1992 · Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta - 1992 · Lalit Kala academy, Regional Center, Madras – 1991, 1990 · Kirti Art gallery FORE, B-18, Qutub Institutional area, N.Delhi - 1991 · Lalit kala Academy, Lucknow - 1989 · Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. - 1978 · Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada - 1974 · Raj Bhawan, Hyderabad – 1968 Collections: · South Zone Cultural Center- Madras · IDPL-Rishikesh · Mr.J.R.D.Tata- Bombay · Austrian Embassy- New Delhi · Bayer India Ltd.- Mumbai · Blue Star Ltd.- Mumbai · Wesleyan University, Middle Town –CT · National Lalit Kala Academy- New Delhi · Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada · Several private art galleries and collectors in Delhi & Madras Publications: The works and profile appear in – · Artists Directory 1981 published by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi · Asia’s Who’s Who of Men & Women of Achievement & Distinction. · Livre d Orders Collectionneurs et Amateurs d’Art, Paris. · Biography international · Table & Wall Calendars of IDPL 1995 · Directory of Artists of Andhra Pradesh, published by Govt. of A.P. 2002 Participations: · Artist camp organized by State Gallery of Arts, Hyderabad - 2016 · Artist camp organized by Department of Art & Culture, Govt. of AP, Rajahmundry - 2014 · International Art Exhibition, Indian Artist Network, Jakarta, Singapore, Dubai – 2007 · National Kala Mela, LKA, New Delhi - 1994, 1986, 1978 · Indian Biennially of Photography Exhibition, LKA New Delhi - 1993 · Artist camps, Andhra Academy of Arts, Vijayawada – 1996, 1994, 1991, 1987 Awards · Got several awards in painting and photography (state level) during 1961, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1982 & 1987. · Awarded by Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1964, 1969 & 1976.