Sudhir  Patwardhan


1949     Born in Pune, India


1972            Graduated in Medicine from the Armed Forces 
                    Medical College, Pune.
1975-2005   Worked as a Radiologist at Thane, near Mumbai









2016       Line by Line, Galerie88 in Kolkata in collaboration with The Guild.
2012       An exhibition of Drawings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012       Route Maps, The Guild, Mumbai
2011       Family Fiction, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2008       The Crafting of Reality, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2007-08  Citing the City, Sakshi Gallery; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai;
               Gallery 88, Kolkata; Shridharani Gallery, Delhi; Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara.
2004       India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; ABC Gallery, Vadodara; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.
2002       Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2001       Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore.     
1999       Design Centre, Thane; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai;  Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1995       Chemould  Gallery, Calcutta.
1994       Gallery Chemould and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1992       Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1990       Art Heritage, Delhi.
1989       Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1988       various places around Pokharan, Thane.
1984       Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1979       Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1979       Art Heritage, Delhi.



2011          Rekhavishkar 1 & 2’ (The Art of Drawing),  an exhibition of drawings by 10 artists : Krishen Khanna, K. G. 

                  Subramanyan, Himmat Shan, Gieve Patel, Sudhir Patwardhan, Dilip Ranade, Vilas Shinde, Jyothi Basu,

                  Tushar Joag, and Parag Tandel at Sudarshan Kala Dalan, Pune; The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.


2008-2009 ‘Expanding Horizons’,  Sponsored by Bodhi Art Gallery. This was an exhibition featuring 30 artists, which

                   travelled toeight cities in Maharashtra.  It was accompanied by artists’ talks, seminars, film shows and a

                   book exhibition.



2012     To Let the World In, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani. Lalit kala Akademy, Chennai.

2012     Art for Humanity, by CJP, Coomarswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,Mumbai.

2012     On Line, Gallery Le Sutra, Mumbai.

2012     Small is Beautiful, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2011     The Art of Drawing, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, Sudarshan Kala Dalan, Pune.

             (Curated by Sudhir  Patwardhan)

2011     Of Gods, Godesses, Cinema, Cricket: the new Icons of Indian Culture, RPG, Jehangir Art Gallery.

2011     Narrations, Quotations and Commentaries, Grosvenor Vadehra, London. UK.

2010     Freedom to March, Ojas Art, New Delhi.

2010     Card-o-logy, Samsara Art, Mumbai.

2010     Earth, Gallery OED, Kochi. Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Chennai.

2010     Writing Visuals, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata.

2010     Master’s Corner, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2010     Linear Forms, Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai.

2010     Evolve, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2009     Spectrum, Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi.

2009     Masterfaces,  Sams Art Hub, Mumbai.

2008     Expanding Horizons, Mumbai, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Sholapur, Kolhapur, Pune, Nashik. Exhibition

             curated by Sudhir Patwardhan.

2007     Faces of Indian Art, Art Alive Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2007     Inaugral show, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

2007     Art on the Wing, Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara.

2007     Celebration,  Project 88, Mumbai.

2007     1st Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani+Steinruecke, Mumbai.

2007     Greenscape, BNHS Auction, Mumbai.

2007     Art Fusion Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

2007     Yuva Parivartan, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. 

2007     Faces of Indian Art, Art Alive Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2006     Shadow Lines, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

2006     Art for Conservation, Mall Galleries, London, UK.

2006     A Work of Art, A Work on Paper,  Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2006     Indian Art – Inventing/ Inverting Traditions, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, UK.

2006     Art for Concern, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore.

2006     Critical Imperatives, Gallery Nakshatra, Kolkata.

2005     A two person exhibition with Gieve Patel, Museum Gallery, Mumbai; Bose Pacia, New York.

2005     Bhupen Among Friends, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.

2005     Ardhanarishvara, Tao Gallery, Mumbai.

2005     Bicentenary Celebrations Auction, Asiatic Society, Mumbai.

2005     New Paradigms II,  Gallery Threshold, New Delhi.

2005     Grey, Gandhara Art Gallery, Kolkata.

2005     Still-Life, Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi.

2005     Joie de Vivre, Art Konsult, New Delhi.

2004     Selected works from the Jehangir Nicholson Collection, Mumbai.

2004     Visions of Landscape, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2004     The World of Serigraphs,  Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara.

2003     Said & Unsaid, Apparao Galleries, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2003     A Celebration of Colour, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2003     Exhibition organised by Gandhara Art Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2003     Men Against Violence and Abuse, Artists’ Centre, Mumbai.

2003     Works on Paper, Gallery Threshold, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2003     Tiranga, Jindal Foundation for Performing and Creative Arts, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2003     Exhibition organised by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation of India, Mumbai.

2002     Icons and Symbols in Indian Art, CIMA, Calcutta.

2001     10th Anniversary Show, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore. 

2001     Osian’s  ‘The Passionate Detachment’ auction,  Mumbai.

2001     Figures in My Mind, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.

2001     In Conversation, Gallery Espace, New Delhi.

2001     Ideas and Images, NGMA, Mumbai.

2001     The Human Factor, The Guild Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2000     A two person exhibition with Ajay Desai. Gallery 7, Mumbai.

2000     Early Works, Fine Art Company, Mumbai.

2000     Their Story, VAHI  Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2000     Extreme Gourmet, Indigo, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai.

2000     Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin.

2000     The Harmony Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

2000     Millennium Show, Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

2000     Human Figure, Gallery 42, New Delhi.

1999     Group Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1999     Icons of the Millennium, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai .

1999     The World is Round and Time is Cyclical  – Art Today, New Delhi .

1999     Elephanta Project , INTACH , Mumbai.

1999     Ideas and Images, Critics’ choice, NGMA, Mumbai.

1999     The Art of Charity, Sir J.J Parsee Benevolent Institute, J. J. School of Art, Mumbai.

1999     Anniversary Exhibition, Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin.

1999     Christie’s ‘Twentieth Century Indian Art’ auction, London, UK.

1998     Artists for Sustainable Development, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.

1998     Indian Contemporary Art, Vadehra Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1998     Anniversary Exhibition , Chitram Art Gallery, Cochin .

1997     Ashraya , Bangalore.

1997     Indian Contemporary Art - Post-Independence, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.

1997     Christie’s  Contemporary Indian Art Auction, London, UK.

1997     The Intuitive Logic, A Festival of  Contemporary Painting, Mumbai.

1997     The Intuitive Logic II,  Exhibition and Auction, Mumbai.

1997     Charcoal & Conte, Birla Century Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1996     A Tree in My Life, The Village Art Gallery, Delhi.

1996     Contemporary Indian Painting from the Herwitz Family Collection  Part II, auction by Sotheby’s,

             New York, USA.

1996     Exhibition felicitating Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1996     Urban Signals, Shifting Images, Birla Century Art Gallery, Mumbai; Birla Academy of Art and Culture,


1996     Contemporary Indian Painters 96, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1995     Indian Contemporary Painting  auction by Christie’s, London, UK.

1995     Contemporary Indian Painting from the Herwitz Family Collection  Part I, auction by Sotheby’s,

             New York, USA.           

1995     Postcards for Gandhi, Sahamat, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras, Delhi.

1995     Save the Children, Exhibition and auction by Sotheby’s, Mumbai.

1995     Art for CRY, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai & Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.

1995     Mumbai, RPG, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1995     Art India Now, Bose Pacia, New York, USA.

1994     Drawing 94, Gallery Espace, Delhi.

1993     Parallel Perceptions, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.

1993     Shraddha Samarpan, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1993     Trends and Images, CIMA, Calcutta.

1992     Journeys within Landscapes, Sakshi Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1992     Silver Jubilee exhibition, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.

1990     Gadyaparva Exhibition, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.

1980     An Artistic Riot, Sophia Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1989     Timeless Art, exhibition and auction by Sotheby’s, Mumbai.

1989     Artists Alert, exhibition for Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, Delhi.

1988     Art for CRY, Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Bangalore.

1987     Coupe de Coeur, Geneva, Switzerland.

1987     Exhibition and auction of Contemporary Indian Art by Christie’s for Helpage, Mumbai.

1986     Group exhibition organized by Altaf, New Habib High School, Mumbai.

1985     Thirty Artists in the Collection of Richardson Hindustan, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.         

1985     Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, New York, USA.

1985     2nd  Conference - All India League of Revolutionary Culture, Dhanbad.

1984     Ten Artists, Gallery 7, Mumbai.

1982     Seven Indian Artists, Worpswede, Hanover, Hamburg, Bayreuth, Braunsweig, Germany.

1981     Place for People, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai;  Ravindra Bhavan, Delhi.

1979     Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, Bhopal.

1976     Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1975     Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1974     Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.




      •   Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

      •   Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi.

     ·    Roopankar, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.

     ·    National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and Delhi.

     ·    Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi.

     ·    Art Heritage, Delhi.

     ·    Punjab University Museum, Chandigarh.

     ·    Jehangir Nicholson Museum, NCPA, Mumbai.

     ·    Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kochi.

     ·    Deutsch Bank, Mumbai

     ·    Heart, Neville Tuli Foundation, Mumbai.

     ·    Peabody Essex Museum,  Salem, Mass.  USA.

     ·    and other private collections in India and abroad.



            ‘The Complicit Observer’  The Art of Sudhir Patwardhan, by  Ranjit  

            Hoskote. Published by Eminence Designs and Sakshi Gallery.  2004. 

            ‘Chitrakar Sudhir Patwardhan’  (in Marathi) by Padmakar Kulkarni.

            Published by Lok Vangamaya Griha, 2005 Mumbai.    

            ‘The Crafting of Reality’ Sudhir Patwardhan : Drawings, by Ranjit

            Hoskote. Published by The Guild. 2007.



‘Saacha’  a film about a poet – Narayan Surve,  a painter – Sudhir Patwardhan, and a city – Mumbai. Directors : Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayasankar.


  Lives and works in Thane




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