Is B A Reddy an amazing teacher? Is he an incessant award-winner? Is he a famous artist? Well, you'll find out in a bit.
Veteran artist B A Reddy is organising an exhibition of his latest works, titled "Swa Dhatri", from 4th to 18th September, at Alankritha Art Gallery.
A total of about 40 paintings will be on display. The works are mostly inspired by Indian folk and mythology.
Born in the family of peasants in 1940 at Pamarru in Krishna District, Reddy obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government of A P, and graduated in English literature from Agra University. He worked as an art teacher from 1958 to 2000 in several state and central government schools. He received an honorary doctorate in the year 2005 from the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University
He had solo exhibitions 8 times at Hyderabad, and once at the AIFACS Gallery in New Delhi. His works can be seen in several important museums in India and some abroad. He has stopped participating in competitive exhibitions since 1985.
Reddy received the Sovietland Nehru Award in 1984 along with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Ustad Bismallah Khan; the National Award for Teachers; the CCRT National Award for Teachers; the Balabandhu Title from AP Balala Academy; the Pratibha Puraskar of the Telugu University; the Varada Venkataratnam Memorial Award of the Rajahmundry Chitrakala Niketan; the Andhrasri Award from Alluri Sitaramaraju Yuvajana Samithi, Rajahmundry; and several other awards from Slovenia, Hungary, Macedonia, Finland and USSR.
Under his guidance, 16 students won the Sovietland Nehru Awards and visited USSR as Indian delegates, 20 children received the National Talent Search Scholarships in painting given by the CCRT, New Delhi, and many more have become world-renowned painters.
Please contact the art gallery at 2311-3709/98850-80296 for further details.