P. Perumal


Born in 1935, in Madras, Perumal was a National Scholar in Drawing and Painting (1962-64). He served as a Fellow of the State Lalit Kala Academy (1995), and was awarded a Gold Medal (1998) at a programme by the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal.

1957 Graduated in Fine Arts Advanced Painting First Class from the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras.


1992 Sarala's Art Center, Madras
1982 Lalit Kala Akademi, Madras

2002 Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Eminent Indian Artists, Singapore
2002 Expressions on Peace and Justice? Art CSI, Chennai
2000 Multiple Society of India, Head Office in Mumbai
1996 Madras: An Emotion,? Values Art Foundation, Madras
1991, 1990, 1989, 1983, 1982, 1968, 1963-5, 1959 Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
1991 3rd Rashtriya Kala Mela, New Delhi
1990 Two Man Show at Sarala's Art Center, Madras
1989 Art from Tamilnadu at the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur
1989 Samskarikakandram, Cochin, Kerala
1988 11th All India Exhibition of Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore
1984 Christ and Art in Asia? Organized by the Christian Association, Bombay.

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Madras
Indian Overseas Bank, Madras
National Art Gallery, Madras
Government Museum, Madras, Tamilnadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Madras
Justin Marx, USA.

His works are part of private and institutional collections in South Korea, Italy, the USA, Germany and Canada. Apart from being an active artist, Perumal is well-respected in the field of art education. He was an art instructor at the Government High School, Chennai (1959-1961), a drawing master at the GMTTV High School, Chennai (1964-1973), and an Associate Lecturer at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai (1988). He is also a recipient of a Senior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India (1988-1990). Perumal received the National Award in 1991.



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