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                             CURRICULUM  VITATE 

Dattatraya  Dinkar  Apte

Born in Sangli (Maharashtra) 11th April,  1953 

Educational  Qualifications  : 

Diploma in  Drawing and Painting (Govt. of Maharashtra 1974)

B. A. (Hons.) University of  Pune. 1974

Arts Masters (Govt. of Maharashtra 1975)

Post diploma in Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda 1980


Solo  Exhibitions  : 

Art Heritage,  New Delhi, 1984

Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1984

Sarala Art Centre, Chennai, 1984

Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1992

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1992

“Visual Echoes” Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1996

“VIRASAT” Portfolio of 15 Intaglio Prints, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2004

TAO Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2005

Paper pulp works, ANANT ART GALLERY, New Delhi, 2007

Recent works, ANANT ART GALLERY, New Delhi, 2009


Major Participations (India)  : 

Group Exhibition, Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune, 1975

State Art Exhibition, Govt. of Maharashtra, 1975

Gujarat State Lalit Kala Akademi, Ahmedabad, 1979

All India Exhibition of Prints, Chandigarh, 1979

Annual Art Exhibition A.I.F.A.C.S., New Delhi, 1979

Group Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1980

Baradari Gallery, Garhi, New Delhi, 1983

Indian Print Making Today Oeganised by Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1985

Baradari Gallery, Garhi, New Delhi, 1985

Group Exhibition, Gallery Aurobindo, New Delhi, 1987

Chandigarh Museum, 1989

Group Show, Village Gallery, New Delhi, 1989

All India Fine Arts Exhibition, Chitrakala Parisad, Bangalore, 1989

Ingural Group Show of “Indian Printmakers' Guild”, Garhi New Delhi, 1990

“Indian Printmakers' Guild” Exhibition, Bangalore, 1991

“Indian Printmaters' Guild” Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1992

“Indian Printmakers' Guild” Exhibition, Katmandu, Nepal, 1993

“Drawing 94” Gallery Escape, New Delhi, 1994

“Indian Printmakers' Guild” Exhibition, Birla Academay of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 1995

Miniprint Show organized by Gallery Espace, the British Council Division, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, 1996

“Age of the Century” curated by Amit Mukhopadhya, Art Today, 1998-99

“Beyond the Surface” an Exhibition of Paper and Paper Pulp works at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2000

National Exhibition of Art, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, since 1990

“Swarnrekha” Exhibition of  Art of Award winners, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2004

“Multiple  Encounters”An Exhibition of Indo-American Prints organized by IGNCA & Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York at Mati Ghar, 2004

Bronze 2006, Curated by Madan Lal, Gallery Espace, 2006

‘IMPRINTS'India art shoe Curated by Kalpana Shah, India Japan Friendship Year 2007 at The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo


Major  participation  (International) 

International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia, 1983

Touring Exhibition, Festival of India, USA, 1984-1985

Arts of Today, International Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary, 1986

Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Prints, Bhopal, since 1989

Norwegian International Print Ttrinnale Miniature Graphic Art, 1991

First International Print Biennale, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1993

An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Artists, by Gallery Espace, Dubai, 1993

International Week, University of Alberta, Edminton, Canada, 1993

Group Show Stuttgart, Germany, 1993

XIV Exhibition of Korean Graphics Society, Kyungin Art Gallery, Seoul, 1994

IV International Art Triennale Maidancis, Poland, 1994

International Grafiek Tentoonstelling, Norway, 1994

Contemporary Indian Art, Curated by Laxma Gaud to celebrate 50 years of India's Independence, Peru, 1997

10th Triennale India, New Delhi, 2001

Biennale, Dhaka (Bangladesh), 2003

 “Indian Prints” Curated by K. R. Subbanna and organized by Manhattan Graphics Centre, New York, 2004

Contemporary Indian Art, Curated by Prem Singh, Sir Lanka, 2006


Campus/ Workshops  : 

Vallabh  Vidya Nagar, Gujarat, 1980

Graphics Workshop Organised by American Artist Carol Summers, Baroda, 1980

Urja Art Gallery, M. S. University of Baroda,  1983

Workshop Organised by Paul Aurthur Lingheren, Garhi Studio, New Delhi, 1984

Viscosity Print Making by Krishna Reddy, Garhi Studio, New Delhi, 1984

First Print biennale, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 1989

IPCL Baroda, 1990

Woodcut Workshop, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1991

Chitrakala Parisad, Bangalore, 1991

Graphics Workshop Orgaised by American Artist Carol Summers, Baroda, 1980

Siddarth Art Gallery, Katmandu, 1993

Gallery Greenwood Painting Workshop, New Delhi, 1995

Third Painting and Sculpture Camp, Suraj Kund, Harayana, 2000

“Le Mois De Estampe” to Work in the Field of Printmaking,  Paris, 1997

Painters camp, Bhutan, 2007


Awards  : 

Purchase Award Govt. of Maharashtra, 1980

Chitrakala Parisad Bangalore, 1992

Senior Fellowship of Ministry if Human Recourse Development, 1995

A.I.F.A.C.S. Award for Painting, 1996

Charles Wallace India Trust Award to Work under the guidance of

 Prof. Jaky Pery at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK, 1999

Honorary mention at Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennale, Bhopal, India, 2002

National Academy Award in the field of Visual Arts, 2004


Collections  : 

National Gallery of  Modern Art, New Delhi

Library of Congress, USA

Art Heritage, New Delhi

Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. Baroda

College of Art, New Delhi

Urja Art Gallery, New Delhi

And in many private collections in India and abroad.


Other  Activities  : 

Established a group of “Indian Printmakers Guild” for promoting printmaking.  Organising printmaking exhibitions in India and abroad for creating awareness of print related misunderstanding among the art lovers in general. Publishing catalogues with article related to printmaking techniques, new trends, methods and material etc. assisted Ms. Anupum Sud for curating “Mini Print Exhibition” for Gallery Espace, New Delhi that was exhibited by the British Council Division at Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Mumbai 

Created the exhibition “Beyond The Surface” with Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2000. This exhibition was aimed at showing the works created from paper and paper pulp by contemporaty Indian Artist. This exhibition traveled to Bombay also. 

“Multiple Encounters” Indo-American Prints curated by K. R. Subbanna and Co-ordinated by Dattatraya Apte for IGNA, Mati Ghar, New Delhi, 2004. 

 Designed catalogues for “Indian Printmakers Guild”, Gallery Espace, Lalit Kala Akademi and for Artist friends. 

Visited almost 30 professional studios managed by master printers in Paris during the visit organized by AFA “Le Mois De Estampe” and worked in Carborendum Relif Prints in one of them in 1997. 

Practicing Printmaking and paper pulp work since 1980 at Lalit kala Akademi's community studios, at Garhi 

Jury for Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennale, Bhopal, 2008 

Residence   :                                   Studio  : 

A – 68, Yojana Vihar                         Studio No.9

Delhi – 110 092 (India)                     Garhi Artists Studio

                                                               Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Village

                                                                East of Kailash, New Delhi

Tel  : 00-91-11-43036320

Mobile  :  981.832.7509 

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