For a historian, this man does plenty for the future. Here he is today, injecting
it with 5 centuries of the best of the past.
The L V Prasad Eye Institute and the Lalit Kala Akademi are jointly organizing the P T Reddy Memorial Lecture on "Indian Folk Paintings: 15th to 19th Century AD" (illustrated with color slides) by Padmasri Jagdish Mittal, eminent Indian art historian and connoisseur.
Jagdish Mittal was born in Uttar Pradesh on 16th September 1925, and studied fine arts at Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan (1945-49). A painter, graphic artist and art-historian, he is a member of several cultural and educational institutions in India. He settled at Hyderabad in 1953.
On numerous occasions, he has delivered lectures on various aspects of Indian paintings, Indian handicrafts and folk bronzes under the auspices of several museums and universities in India, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also participated in numerous seminars on Indian art held in India, and in international seminars held at the Country Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and The Smart Museum, Chicago.
In recognition of his services in the field of paintings, Mittal was honored with the coveted Padmasri in 1990. Today's lecture is an annual event.
Please contact Venkat at 354-8267/354-8273 for further details.