Satish Gujral

India


He has been internationally acclaimed for his multi-talents of painting, graphics, sculpture, murals, architecture and interior design. He was born in Jhelum, Punjab, in 1925. Entombed in silence in his early years as a result of his hearing being impaired, he would draw and read Urdu literature, and in 1939 joined the Mayo School of Art in Lahore. In 1944 he joined the JJ School of Art in Bombay where he came into contact with the Progressive Artists Group (PAG). Unable to accept their European vocabulary or their techniques, he searched for a more traditional Indian modernism. He is also known for his large murals, commissioned around India and abroad.

Gujral served as an apprentice of Mexican Masters Diego Reviera and David Alfaro Sequiros in the early fifties. From 1952 to 1974 Gujral had shows all around the world and has won numerous national and international awards. He lives and works in New Delhi.SATISH GUJRAL is one of the pioneers of Contemporary Indian Art in post independence phase. His experiments cover almost all spheres that fall under the umbrella of Plastic Art, Graphics, Paintings, Sculpture Murals, Object Design and Architecture.

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