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Shanti Dave

Brief Profile:

Personal Statement – “My work is holistic, combining the old with the new, printmaking with painting, narrative with abstract and big with small. My initial work experience as a billboard painter and a desire to remain rooted but at the same time open to external influences seems to have eloped me find firm grounding for my work. I find signs of Om and Sri to have a universal relevance and like to enrich my paper and canvas with these and other tantric icons. Some of my work is in large format and others in small size. I like the challenge of small paintings, as they require a disciplined mind and control on technique. For me painting is Brahmanand, the ultimate joy that I like to indulge in.”

 

Profile - Born in 1931, Shanti Dave lived in the village of Badpura in north Gujarat with his mother and brother. In 1950, Dave joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of the MS University in Baroda, where he obtained both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in painting.

 

Today, Dave is know as much for his paintings as he is for his large murals which adorn the walls of art institutions and public spaces all over the world. He was commissioned and flown by Air India to decorate its offices in Frankfurt and Sydney, but the fondest memory he has of a mural he painted is of the one in the VIP lounge of an airport in New York. Painted in 1963, this mural reflects Dave’s village upbringing and the tough times his family faced when he was a young child in Badpura.

 

Dave has shown his paintings in almost every Indian city and his work is part of many private and corporate collections of art all over the world. This artist has been the proud recipient of a Padma Shree and the National Art Academy Award on three occasions in 1956, 1957 and 1958. 
Qualification: 1956-58 Post Diploma in Painting, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
1950-56 Graduation, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 
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Shanti Dave: Artworks

  • Untitled
    Size 17.5'' x 21.2''
    Medium Oil On Canvas
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  • Untitled
    Size 17.5'' x 21.2''
    Medium Oil On Canvas
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  • Untitled
    Size 7.1'' x 5''
    Medium Oil On Canvas
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