Trained in art by Guru Somalal Shah from 1948 – 1951, Khodidas Parmar also has a Masters in Gujarati and Sanskrit. He was a lecturer at the V.A.M.C. College in Bhavnagar in Gujarat.Fascinated with traditional art, particularly the folk style of Gujarat, Khodidas Parmar, spent his last years documenting and collecting motifs for a book on the arts of the region of Kutch and Saurashtra. He also wrote and published several award winning books on the region like the Folk Embroidery of Saurashtra, Gujarati Folk Tales Collection and Krishna: Legend in Gujarati.A recipient of several awards, he has participated in several group shows and his works are a part of several permanent collections like the Museum of Modern Art and National Art Gallery, both in New Delhi.Khodidas Parmar passed away in March 2004.
Parmar’s exhibit with us is a water color on paper.