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Gulammohammed Sheikh

Gulammohammed Sheikh, born 1937, is a painter, poet and art critic from Gujarat, India. He was born in 1937 in Surendranagar, now in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. He completed a Bachelorís degree in Fine Art in 1959 and Masterís degree in 1961 from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Sheikh has been a major figure in the world of Indian art for more than five decades. He has participated in major exhibitions all over the world and his works are displayed in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA.

Some of the artistís recent participations include Past-Present-Continuous: 25 Years of The Guild, The Guild, at CCA Galleries, New Delhi, 2022; Erasure, curated by Susanta Mandal, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2021; Building Biographies, The Guild, Alibaug, 2020; Text Matters, The Guild, Alibaug, 2019; India Re-Worlded: Seventy Years of Investigating a Nation, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, 2017; Travelling in Two Boats at the Same Time, AkaraArt, Mumbai, 2016; Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2014; Rewriting the Landscape: India and China, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013Ė14; ARTHK12, Hong Kong, with Hanart TZ Gallery, 2012. His solo shows include Ideas of the Sublime, Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2013; City, Kaavad & Other Works, Lalit Kala Akademi, Vadehra Art Gallery, 2011; Kaavad: Travelling Shrine: Home, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, 2008; Mappings, The Guild, Mumbai at The Museum Gallery, Mumbai, 2004.

His contributions to visual arts and literature have been awarded the Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2014; the Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh Government in 2002; and the Padma Shri by Government of India in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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