Tuesday, August 10, 2010

P T Reddy

   Pakhal Tirumal Reddy   ( P T Reddy ) the greatest artist    from India and haapy to post his pictures ...

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Born in 1915 at Annavaram village, Karimnagar District, Andhara Pradesh. Died in 1996. Diploma in painting from J.J. School of Art, Bombay(1939).
P.J. Reddy scholarship to study at Sir J.J. School of art, Bombay and lord Mayo scholarship for Murals;
Participated in : Bombay Art Society’s Annual Exhibitions (1936 and in many subsequent Years); J.J. School (1941); Hyderabad Art Society’s Annual Exhibition (1955); Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1956); Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; and at Calcutta and Lucknow.
Retrospective exhibitions of his works in Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad; Sudharma Modern Art Gallery, Hyderabad; also at New Delhi, Lucknow, Bombay, Madras, Bangalore and Calcutta (1980). Tantra Exhibition: at Stuttgart, West Germany (1983); and Frederick S.Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (1985-86)
Visited several cities of Europe on a cultural exchange programme in 1972 and USA in 1976.
Awarded Fellowship of Government of India to do research on Tantric Forms with a contemporary vision (1978).
Reddy player a significant role in introduction and evolution of the so called ‘Modern Art’ of European in India. Inspired by Amrita Sher Gil, when she secured Bombay Art Society’s Gold medal in 1940, Reddy formed a group of the ‘Bombay Contemporary India Artists,’ branded ‘Young Turks’, in 1941. Notably this group of five painters was formed six years before the famous ‘Progressive Artists Group’ formed in Bombay in 1947.
Beginning with realistic academic style at the end of the 1930’s, Reddy showed signs of a distinctly original style influenced both by traditional India paintings on one side and Post-Impressionist style on the other. In later years, the process of integration continued with carious ‘isms’ appearing in his work. He worked with great passion, spending long hours in his studio, creating works in water colour, oils, etchings and sculptures. Abut 1970,he began painting Tantric themes from Indian mythology. His prodigious quantity of work and indomitable spirit is acknowledged by art lovers. His family wants to set up a museum of his work