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Tyeb Mehta

26 July 1925, Kapadvanj


2 July 2009, Mumbai


1947- 52 Diploma in Painting, Sir J. J School of Arts, Mumbai
On view: Peabody Essex Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art
Education: Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art
Known for: Painting


Tyeb Mehta was an Indian painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. He was part of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group and the first post-colonial generation of artists in India, like John Wilkins who also


2014 'Sacred / Scared', Latitude 28 Gallery, New Delhi
2013 'Pioneers of Modernism', Sovereign FZE, Dubai
2013 'Ideas of the Sublime', presented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2012 'Modernist Art from India: Approaching Abstraction', Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2012 'Extending the Line', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011-12 'Modernist Art from India: The Body Unbound', Rubin Museum of Art, New York
2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore
2011 Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India', San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
2011 'Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2010 'The Progressives & Associates', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2010 'Evolve 10th Anniversary Show', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Masters of Maharashtra', collection from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Piramal Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
2009 'Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


1998 Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
1996 Celebrations, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
1990 Birla Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
1990 Art Heritage, New Delhi
1988 Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1986 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1986 Nandan, Kala Bhavan, Vishwa-Bharati, Santiniketan
1976 Black Partridge Art Gallery, New Delhi
1969, 71 Kunika-Chemould Gallery, New Delhi
1968 Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London
1966 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1966, 67 Kumar Gallery, New Delhi
1956,68,71,76,84,86,90 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai
1962 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
1962 Gallery One, London
1959 Gallery 59, Mumbai


2009 'Long Gone & Living Now', Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinreucke, Mumbai
2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2009 'Kalpana: Figurative Art in India', presented by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Aicon Gallery, London; The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
2008 'Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005', Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
2008 Freedom 2008 - Sixty Years of Indian Independence, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2007-08 India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2004 Concept and Form, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 Ashtha Nayak - an Exhibition of Eight Artists, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 Century City - Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London
2001 Modern Indian Art, organized by SaffronArt and Pundole Art Gallery, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
2000 A Global View: Indian Artists at Home in the World, organized by The Fine Art Resource, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1998 Contemporary Indian Art, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Tryst with Destiny: Art From Modern India, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1997 50 Years of Art in Bombay 1947-1997, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1997 Indian Contemporary Art: Post Independence, organized by Vadehra Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
1996 Chamatkara: Myth and Magic in Indian Art, Whitley Art Gallery, London
1994 Seven Indian Painters, organized by Gallery Le Monde de l Art, Paris
1993 Trends and Images, Centre of International Modern art, (CIMA) Kolkata
1993 Wounds, organized by Centre of International Modern art, (CIMA) Kolkata at New Delhi
1989 Timeless Art, organized by The Times of India together with the auction conducted by Sothebys, London
1988 17 Indian Painters, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1987 Auction conducted by Christies of London for Helpage, India
1987 Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad
1987 Artists Today East-West Encounters, organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1986 Coups-de-Coeur: Exhibition of Indian Paintings, Geneva
1985 Contemporary Indian Painters, Festival of India in the USA, Grey Art Gallery, New York
1982 Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of Indian Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1982 India: Myth and Reality, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Oxford
1982 Modern Indian Paintings, organized by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA
1981 Inaugural Exhibition, Roopankar, Bhopal
1979 Focus, Four Painters Directions, Gallery Chemould. Mumbai
1977 Pictorial Space, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1965 Ten Contemporary Indian Painters, MIT and New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, USA
1965 Art Now in India, London, Newcastle and Ghent
1960, 62 London Group Show
1960 Art Alive, Northampton Museum


2009 'Armory Show', New York presented by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008-09 'Modern India', organized by Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM) and Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Valencia, Spain
2008-09 Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Indian Art, Traveling Exhibition presented by Bodhi Art at Ravinder Natya Mandir, P.L.Despande Kala Academy Art Gallery, Mumbai;Sant Dyaneshwar Natya Sankul Art Gallery, Amravati; Platinum Jubilee Hall, Nagpur;Tapadia Natya Mandir Sports Hall, Aurangabad; Hirachand Nemchand Vachanalays, Solapur;Acharya Vidyanand Sanskrutik Bhavan, Kolhapur; PGSR Sabhagriha, SNDT, Pune; Sarvajanik Vachanalaya Hall, Nasik
2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan
1982 Fifth Triennale, India
1975 Third Triennale, India
1974 Festival Internationale de la Peinture, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
1974 Deuxieme Biennale Internationale de Menton
1968 First Triennale, India
1965 National Exhibition, New Delhi


2004 Awarded Gold Medal by the President on the occasion of Lalit Kala Akademi Golden Jubilee Celebration, Delhi
2004 Manpatra, given by Maharashtra Government, Mumbai
1988 Awarded Kalidas Sanman, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1970 Wrote and directed Koodal, a sixteen-minute experimental film for Films Division, Government of India which made him won the Film fare Critics Award
1968-69 Rockefeller IIIrd Fund Fellowship, New York


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