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Prayag Jha

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Prayag Jha – (Contemporary Indian National, internationally Awarded, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskaar recipient) got her name from the confluence of 3 sacred rivers in the North India. All through her growing years the on...

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Prayag Jha – (Contemporary Indian National, internationally Awarded, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskaar recipient) got her name from the confluence of 3 sacred rivers in the North India. All through her growing years the only focus she had, was to reach a level of expressionism and break the societal cast for women in the early years. She is married to Mr. JK Chillar, a sculptor

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  • About Artist

    Prayag Jha – (Contemporary Indian National, internationally Awarded, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskaar recipient) got her name from the confluence of 3 sacred rivers in the North India. All through her growing years the only focus she had, was to reach a level of expressionism and break the societal cast for women in the early years. She is married to Mr. JK Chillar, a sculptor

  • Academics

    Pursing art since early childhood, her passion got wings when she first stepped into completing a certified course in Arts and Crafts from Delhi Women’s Polytechnic in 1965.
    College of Art, New Delhi in 1971. Passed the National level Diploma in Fine Arts (Paintings)
    Post Diploma in (Graphic Art) from M.S University of Baroda Faculty of Fine Arts 1973

  • Exhibitions

    Camps & Workshops (National and International)
    Prayag has been invited to over 50 national and International art camps and workshops organized by various art establishments like Lalit Kala Academy, JJ School, 7th Triennale India, All India Painters camp and others from 1968 onwards to 2013

    Shows
    21 solo shows at jehangir art gallery from 1971- till date, next slow slated in Nov 2013
    Including Taj Art Gallery 1982 and 1986, Bajaj Art Gallery , Art Heritage New Delhi
    Various galleries in Mumbai and numerous group show across India and other countries

    Works in prestigious collections
    Lalit Kala Academy, Gallery of Modern Art, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, UP State Lalit Kala Academy, Academy of Fine Art, Sate Lalit Kala Academy Hyderabad, Chandigarh Museum, College of Art, New Delhi , Faculty of

    Fine Arts, Baroda , Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi, and across numerous private and public sectors and countries abroad

  • Award & Recognition

    Received First Prize twice in the Annual Exhibition at College of Art, New Delhi in 1969-70
    Honored three times First Prize consecutively in the Graphic Arts Annual Exhibition at Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy during 1971-73
    The only Art Critic Award winner in India from Artist’s Center at Bombay in 1974
    International Award in the 7th Triennale India making her the first Indian to have ever received this award in Graphic Arts, New Delhi in March 1991
    Second prize winner in Member’s Art Exhibition held at Artist Center Bombay in 1976
    3 consecutive honors in Graphic Art from the Art Society of India, Bombay in 1976, 78, 88
    Highly recommended Merit Certificate at All India Exhibition of Art arranged by AIFCS at New Delhi in 1978
    Highly recommended Certificate of Merit in All India Exhibition held at Chandigarh in 1981
    First prize in 2nd India Graphic Art Exhibition held at Hyderabad in 1974
    Best Fine Art Teacher’s Award (Gold Medal) from Golkunda in 1985
    National Award from National Academy of Art arranged by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi in 1985
    Award in all India Exhibition of At arranged by all India Society for Welfare of Women and Children (Roshni) in New Delhi at AIFCS in 1988
    Awarded in the All India Exhibition of Art arranged by AIFCS in New Delhi in 1989.
    Honored with the Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar from the Govt of Maharashtra in Dec 1990 at Mumbai
    Excellence Award in 2003 from Jehangir Art Gallery
    AIFAC Society award from New Delhi
    Recipient of the Vijoo Sadwelkar Award in 2003


    Scholarships
    Selected for a three year senior fellowship from the ministry of Human Resources and Development of India for the etching project on Kalidas Meghdoot in 1995 to 1997. During which she completed 130 zinc plate etchings on 130 Kalidas Meghdoota Shlokas.

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