Gieve Patel Indian, b. 1940

Born in Mumbai in 1940, Gieve Patel is a renowned playwright, poet, artist and a practicing physician. He completed his medical degree from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, and embarked on his writing career with the publication of Poems, launched by Nissim Ezekiel in 1966. That same year Patel also held his first exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Some of his major exhibitions include Footboard Rider, a solo exhibition at the Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2017); No Parsi is an Island, a group exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, (2016); Gateaway Bombay, a group show curated by Susan S. Bean with Beth Citron at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (2007); The Startling View from the Studio – Recent Paintings by Gieve Patel and Sudhir Patwardhan, Bose Pacia, New York (2006); and a solo show of paintings at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2004), among others.
He was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in 1984 and the Rockefeller Fellowship in 1992, and has been the C.R. Parekh writer-in-residence, Norman Foundation Grant, at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.
The artist passed away in Mumbai in 2023.
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