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Raghav Kaneria

Raghav Kaneria

Masterpieces On Exhibit

Raghav Kaneria

Born in 1936, Raghav Kaneria studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India) between 1955 to 1961, under the tutelage of Prof. Sankho Choudhury. He was awarded Commonwealth scholarship from 1964 to 1967. During that period, he had opportunity to study under Prof. Bernard Meadows at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1967, he was awarded Sainsbury scholarship and taught at Waltham stow School of Arts, London (1967-69). In 1972, he joined as faculty member of Hull College of Arts, England as a recipient of visiting foreign artist fellowship. He then returned to India and joined Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda and went on to become sculpture department chair for sculpture until
retirement (1996).

Primarily a sculptor, he is a recipient of many national and international awards, notably, Lalit Kala Akademi National Awards (1959, 63), National Scholarship (1960 — 62), Bombay Art Society Awards (Gold Medal, Silver Medal and other
prizes), All India Sculptor’s Association Silver Medal (1960), All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society President of India’s Silver Plaque (1960), Kala Ratna from All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (2001) and Gujarat Kala Pratisthaan (2016), Kalidas Sanmaan from Madhya Pradesh Government (2013). And many other felicitations and awards from institutions like All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (New Delhi), Gujarat Lalit Kala Akademi and Society of Contemporary Artists (Kolkata).

His exhibit with us is an acrylic and ink on paper.