Dr Anis Farooqui Painting

Dr Anis Farooqui is a very well known and a well respected name in the field of fine arts in India. He was the recipient of the National award for his paintings in the year 1989. Dr Anis Farooqui was the Director of National Gallery of Modern Art for 13 years and expired in 1994 while still in office.

Dr Anis Farooqui was also a well known academic scholar and an art historian. He did his diploma in Drawing and Painting from Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai in 1959. After completing MA in Drawing and Painting from Agra University in 1962, he obtained PhD in History of Indian Art from Agra University under the guidance of late Prof .Nirharanjan Ray. During the span of his career as an art painter he participated in several group and solo exhibitions.

Dr Anis Farooqui and Anjole Ela Menon

Some of them are

  • UP State Lalit Kala Akademi,Lucknow 1963 and 1966
  • Indian Students Fair ,Boston 1963
  • All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Annual Exhibitions New Delhi and Ernakulam 1965
  • National Exhibition of Art,Lalit Kala Akademi-1965,1967,1968,1981,1982 & 1989 as invitee artist
  • Exposition of Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi collection ,New Delhi collection 1970
  • The Changing Image-Exhibition of Painting ,Sculpture and Multicolour Reproductions ,Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi 1973
  • Protest Show against Triennale India III New Delhi 1975
  • Exhibition of New Acquisitions, National Art Exhibition New Delhi ,1980
  • Andhra Pradesh Council of Artists ,1981
  • Art Biennale ,Dacca ,Bangladesh ,1982
  • Invitee artist for the exhibition Nature and Environment 1989,Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi & Czechoslovakia
  • Invitee artist for the silver Jubilee Annual Exhibition of UP State Lalit Kala Academy

Awards:


  • Silver Medal ,All India Exhibition Punjab,1961
  • Gold medal,Inter University Youth Festival UP 1961
  • First Prize in Graphic and Drawing Section, Sahitya Kala Parishad Delhi, 1980-81.
  • National Award ,Lalit Kala Akademi ,1989
With Mr.Rajiv Gandhi at Chinese Exhibition

His works of art are in the collection of all major art collectors and galleries in India and abroad. His paintings are in the collection of Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Punjab Government Museum, Chandigarh, Punjab University Museum, Chandigarh, British India Corportion, Kanpur, Ghalib Academy, New Delhi, Institute of Medicine and Medical Research, New Delhi, Doordarshan, New Delhi.

Dr Farooqui authored two books- Art of India and Persia, 1979 and Hindostani Musavviri-Ek Khaka 1981.He published several articles and papers in Research Journals and art magazines.





Mr.Venkataraman and Mrs.Pupuljayakar Anis Farooqui with RajivGandhi and SoniaGandhi

With Mr.Vekataraman and Mrs.PupulJaykar

with RajivGandhi and Sonia Gandhi


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