Sudhir Patwardhan Indian, b. 1949


Born in Pune, Maharashtra, in 1949, Sudhir Patwardhan graduated in medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, in 1972. A practicing radiologist, Patwardhan is a visual artist whose work primarily concerns the cityscape, with its constituent people in their everyday particularities comprising his dramatis personae.


He held his first solo exhibition of paintings in Delhi at the famous theatre personality E.Alkazi’s art gallery Art Heritage in 1979. This exhibition was then held in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Since then he has held more than fifteen solo exhibitions in all major galleries, including Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (1979,1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2002), Art Heritage, Delhi (1990, 1994), Gallery Chemould (1994), Mumbai, Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi (1999), Sakshi Gallery, Banglore and Mumbai (2001, 2002), Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2017), and Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi (2017). Apart from several solo shows he has also participated in international exhibitions, including Aspects of Modem Indian Art, Oxford, UK, 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, London, 1982; Seven Indian Artists, Hamburg, West Germany, 1982; Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, New York, 1985; Festival of India, Center George Pompidou, Paris, 1986; and Coupe de Coeur, Geneva, 1987.


His paintings are included in many public and private collections, including the National of Modern Art, New Delhi; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Punjab University Museum, Chandigarh; Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kochi; Peabody Essex Museum, Mass. USA. and the Herwitz Family Collection, USA.


The artist lives and works in Mumbai.

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