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Shri Jatin Das Visits Little Artists

It was with great delight that Little Artists welcomed Shri Jatin Das, one of the top contemporary painters in India, to our studio on Apr 29, 2007.

The multi-faceted Jatin Das has been a part of the Indian art scene for more than four decades, with his paintings, murals and sculptures. The human body holds an endless fascination for him and he pursues his quest for dynamic figures tirelessly, using a linear structure and quick brushwork.

Jatin Das, one of the most prolific figurative painters, is also a graphic artist, sculptor, muralist and a poet. He was born in 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Orissa. Jatin studied painting at Sir J J School of Art in Bombay (1957-62). Since he finished his art education, he has been participating in all important national and international art exhibitions, namely the Biennales in Paris (1971), and in Venice (1978) and the Documenta in Kessel (1975).

Between 1965 and 1991, he participated in 37 solo shows, national and international, resenting a revealing retrospective sponsored by the ITC at the Lalit Kala Gallery in 199 1. He attended 2 artists’ camps (1974-89), four workshops and offered his works at 14 charity shows all over India. Fourteen limited editions of his theme-based graphics and conte drawings have been published in India, Germany and U.K.

Shri Jatin Das lives and works in New Delhi.

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Prof. G A Dandekar conducts Workshops at Little Artists

It was with great delight that Little Artists welcomed Prof. G A Dandekar one of the top contemporary painters in India, to its studio on Aug 8 & 9, 2007.

Born 1949 in Maharashtra, India, Prof. G.A. Dandekar is a faculty member of Sir J.J. College of Applied Art in Mumbai, India. As a painter, Prof. Dandekar tries to encapsulate his memory into his canvases. These memories are depicted within a number of colourful human subjects, reflective of his youth in the vibrant city of Sangli, Maharashtra. He captures not only their distinct wardrobes and vivid colours, but also their emotive expressions and moods. Prof. Dandekar’s paintings are well-known to have caught the verve and rhythm in the lives of regular village people. Through his works, Prof. Dandekar is able to communicate instantly with the average viewer, leaving them often with a lingering feeling of colour, good cheer, music and dance in a rural milieu.

Prof. Dandekar has been teaching arts and paintings since 1973. He has done several solo shows including the Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre Art Gallery and Maharastra Seva Sangh. His work has also been featured in several group shows in India, mainly Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. His recent paintings were displayed in an exhibition of 50 leading contemporary Indian artists. Prof. Dandekar has also been interviewed on Indian Television numerous times and also participated in several invited and sponsored shows. He has been commissioned by several organizations including the Union Bank of India, Mumbai among many others. He has done murals for the Videsh Sanchar Nigam and Definace Knitting Industries, and in addition, his works are in the private collection of several art appreciators internationally e.g. U.S.A, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore and India.

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