Akbar Padamsee  (Indian, 1928) 

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Akbar Padamsee Biography
1928   Born: Mumbai, India
1949   Received a degree in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay
1965   J.D. Rockefeller III. Fund Fellowship
1969 - 1970   Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship
1998   Bank of India Excellence Award
2004   Award: Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi
  Lives and works in Mumbai
Selected Exhibitions
2012   2011-12 'The Body Unbound', Rubin Museum of Art, New York (solo)
'Gallery Collection', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
'Rewind , Review ... ', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
'Contemporary: A Selection of Modern and Contemporary Art', prsented by Sakshi Gallery at The Park, Chennai
2011   'Form and Formlessness', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
'States of Departure: Progressives to Present Day', Aicon Gallery, London
'POP: Progressives on Paper', Aicon Gallery, New York
'Masterclass', Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010   'Body Parts', The Loft, Mumbai (solo)
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai (solo)
'Figure/Landscape - Part One', Aicon Gallery, New York
'The Progressives & Associates', Grosvenor Gallery, London
'Black and White', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
'From Miniature to Modern: Traditions in Transition', Rob Dean Art, London in association with Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai
'Masters of Maharashtra', collection from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Piramal Gallery, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
2009   'Bharat Ratna! Jewels of Modern Indian Art', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
'Indian Art After Independence: Selected Works from the Collections of Virginia & Ravi Akhoury and Shelley & Donald Rubin', Emile Lowe Gallery, Hempstead
'Sacred and Secular', India Fine Art, Mumbai
'Think Small', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London
2008   ‘Sensitive Surfaces’, Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris (solo)
'Faces', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years of Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
2007   ‘Metascape to Humanscape’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto (solo)
‘Winter Show’, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
2006   Photographs, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Metascape to Humanscape’, Aicon Gallery, New York (solo)
Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata
‘Shadow Lines’, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005   Gallery Threshold and the French Embassy in India, Delhi, India (solo)
Contemporary Indian Art, Nehru Center, London, UK
Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2004   Retrospective of Watercolors, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, India (solo)
Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1992   Art Heritage, New Delh, India (solo)
Sanskriti Art Gallery, Calcutta, India
1991   National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
1982   Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1981   India: Myth and Reality - Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1980   Retrospective of works organized by Art Heritage Delhi and Mumbai, India (solo)
1967   Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada (solo)
1960   Painting in Grey, Gallery '59, Bombay, India (solo)
1959   Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
1958   Seven Indian Painters, Gallery One, London, UK
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Jehangir Nicholson Museum, Mumbai, India