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Himmat Shah

BORN
July 22, 1933, Lothal, Gujarat

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
1953 Drawing Teacher's Course, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
1956-61 Worked under Professor N.S Bendre, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
1966-7 Studied under S. W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy, Atelier 17, Paris

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 'HIMMAT SHAH: hammer on the square A Retrospective (1957-2015)', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2007 Drawings and Sculptures, presented by Studio Confluence at Jehangir Nicholson Art Gallery, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
2007 Berkley Square Gallery, UK
2005 Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2002 ‘Sculpture’, Art Heritage, New Delhi
2000 Art Heritage, New Delhi
2000 Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
1997 'A Real Contemporary Vision’, drawings, Shahjahan Art Gallery, New Delhi
1994 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1983 Sculpture Exhibition, Art Heritage, New Delhi
1982 Exhibition of Drawings, Garhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1979 Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
1976 Madya Pradesh Kala Parishad Gallery, Bhopal
1974 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi
1973 Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
1971 Konark Art Gallery, New Delhi
1966 Gallery Chemould, New Delhi and Mumbai
1965 Art and Print Gallery, Kolkata
1965 Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi
1964 Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 'The Art of Drawing', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Vahana', Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai
2010 'Essential, Eclectic,...Ephemeral', The Harrington Mansions, Kolkata
2007 ‘The Workshop’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2007 ‘ A Matter of Forms’, Samanvai Art Gallery, Rajasthan
2006 'Tangibles', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2006 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
2005 Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2005 ‘Manifestations III’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, Delhi Art Gallery, and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2004 ‘Manifestations II’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Delhi Art Gallery, and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2004 ‘Manifestations I’, World Trade Centre, Mumbai, Delhi Art Gallery, and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
2000 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi
1999 'Notable Exceptions' – I'm Gallery, New Delhi
1998 'Living on the Edge', Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi
1998 Art Inc. Gallery, New Delhi
1998 'Face to Face': Artists from Baroda, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1994 Group Exhibition of Still Life, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Drawings, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1992 ‘Heads’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
1991 Nine Indian Contemporaries, Centre of Contemporary Art, New Delhi
1989 'Timeless Art', organized by the Times of India, Mumbai
1982 Represented in the Inaugural Show of Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
1980 Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad
1978 Exhibition of Prints, Garhi, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
1977 'Pictorial Space', New Delhi
1976 Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad Gallery, Bhopal
1967,68 Five Contemporaries, Kunika Chemould Art Centre, New Delhi
1964 Triveni Gallery, New Delhi
1963 Participated in 'Group 1890' Show, New Delhi
1962 Progressive Painters Group Exhibition, Ahmedabad
1957-58 Baroda Group Show, Mumbai

 

PARTICIPATIONS
2012 'Crossings: Time Unfolded, Part 2', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
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 ‘Manifestations V', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Time Unfolded', Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi
2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Asians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2010 ‘Manifestations IV', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008-09 'Paz Mandala', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1997 'Yellow Deity': Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
1997 'Rediscovering the Roots' Contemporary Indian Art, Museo de la Nacion, Lima, Peru
1997 Ninth Triennale - India Seven Artists from the Collection of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi
1996 'Roopankar' Contemporary Indian Art - A Collection Festival of Indian Art, Moscow
1982 Festival of India Exhibitions London
1979 Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Sculpture, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, and Mumbai
1975 Participated in the Biennale - 13, Middleheim 1975, Antwerpen
1970 Biennale de Paris
1968 Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1967 Biennale de Paris
1965 Selected for representation in 'Indian Painting Today', London
1960 National Exhibition, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

 

HONORS AND AWARD
2003 Honored by Kalidasa Samman by the Madhya Pradesh Government
1996 Received the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society(AIFACS)Award, New Delhi
1994-96 Awarded Emeritus Fellowship given to eminent artists in the field of Performing Arts, Literature and Plastic Arts by Government of India
1988 Received the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, New Delhi
1983-85 Received the Government of Indian Fellowship to Outstanding Artists
1981-82 Received the Lalit Kala Akademi's Research Grant to work at Garhi Studio, New Delhi
1962 Received the Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai
1962 Received the Lalit Kala National Award for Painting, New Delhi
1960 He was also awarded Gold Medal by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art
1959 Received the Lalit Kala National Award for Painting, New Delhi
1956-61 Awarded by the Government of India Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Painting, under Prof. N.S. Bendre

 

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