T Vaikuntam

Born in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh in 1942. Vaikuntam completed his Diploma in Painting from the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad in 1970. He received a fellowship from Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy to study painting and print making at the M. S. University at Baroda from 1971 to 1972. He has held several solo shows and has taken part in important group exhibitions at Salarjung Museum in 1989, the 7th Triennale, New Delhi in 1991 and Art Encounter at Kassal, Germany in 1992. He has won several awards notably at the Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal in 1988, the National Award for Art Director, Film "Dasi" in 1989, and the National Award for Painting in 1993.

Vaikuntam's quest for the ideal 'Telangana Woman' has absorbed the last two decades of his career. Vaikuntam uses textile patterning and jewellery embellishments to give life to his two-dimensionally painted earth-bound people. He says, "They are simple folk. hard-working and with a lot of energy. Without them, beauty would cease to exist."

Vaikuntam lives and works in Hyderabad.
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T Vaikuntam
Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas Board
16in x 12in
GRN Code: V3/1/0709
T Vaikuntam
Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas Board
16in x 12in
GRN Code: V3/2/0709