Born in 1945 at Sarjapur, near Bangalore. Krishnappa studied art at Kala Mandir, Bangalore and Nuthan Kala Mandir, Mumbai, under the guidance of A.N. Subha Rao, H.N. Haldankar, A.A. Almelkar and S.N. Joshi of Bombay and got Diploma of Fine Arts. He served as Art designer at Weaver's Service Centre till 2001.

He has held 7 Solo shows, has participated in several group exhibitions and received several awards including the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award '81 and '83. His 19 Awards include 6 from the Andhra Academy of Arts 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986 and 1987.

He lives and works in Bangalore.
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Folk Dancer
Oil on Canvas
24in x 20in
GRN Code: K3/6/0908
Oil on Canvas Board
20in x 20in
GRN Code: K3/1/0908
Flute player
Oil on Canvas
36in x 24in
GRN Code: K3/4/0908