The ICCR Art Gallery is organising an exhibition of paintings by Dr. Prasanna Rao Bandela, from 16th to 20th January, at its gallery in Ravindra Bharathi compound. A collection of about 35 paintings are on view at the gallery.
Dr. Bandela's paintings do not have any central theme or medium. He paints whatever comes to his mind or view, be it a Picasso masterpiece or a Leonardo Da Vinci's Monalisa or an Amadeo Modigliani's Jeanne Hebuterne.
Dr. Bandela was born 1938 in Vijayawada. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a bachelor's degree in law. As a scholar, he visited the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, in 1977. He has been painting since his high school days, and has participated in various exhibitions across India. This is his first solo exhibition.
He served several organizations in various capacities, such as the Defence Research and Development Organization (New Delhi), the National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (Hyderabad), Bharat Earth Movers (Bangalore), Andhra Bank (Hyderabad), and the Banking Service Recruitment Board (Hyderabad).
During his working days as a Psychologist on 33 Services Selection Board, Jabalpur, he investigated creative behaviour and its relation to cognitive styles such as Field Independence, Category Width and Complexity. For this research work he was awarded the Degree of Ph D by the University of Jabalpur. He is also an avid coin collector.
As a consultant he handled several management assignments and published articles in professional journals and national dailies. After his retirement from service, he is now fully engaged in writing and painting. He has published two books, Born To Be Happy: Enjoy Life To The Full and Coin Splendor: A Journey Into The Past, and has two more books yet to be released: Joy Of Living and On Success And Happiness: 1000+ Inspiring Quotes.
Please contact the venue at 2323-6398/2324-0035 for further details.