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Prof. G. K. (Appa) Deshpande (1925 - 2008)
Artist Prof G. K. Deshpande

Born :

1925 at Amravati, Maharashtra

 

Education :

  • School education at Akola, Maharashtra State
  • 1947 : Art Education at Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay. G. D. Art (Com)
  • 1959-60 : USEFI Certificate at Art Center School, Los Angeles, California, USA under Fulbright Smith Mundt Grant Scholarship Exchange Programme

 

Occupation :

  • Service Period 1948 to 1983 (35 years) Lecturer at Art Dept. Govt. Polytechnic, Nagpur; Founder Dean of Govt. School of Arts, Aurangabad; Professor and Dean, Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Arts, Bombay, Prof and Dean, Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur.

 

Awards :

  • 1978 : Merit Award for Hoarding Design at Maharashtra State Art Exhibition
  • 1961 : First Prize and Tamrapat for Poster Design at 6th Maharashtra State Art Exhibition
  • 1957 - 1958 : Prizes at All India Slogan Writing Contests
  • 1945 - 1946 : Scholarship and Prizes for Poster Design at All India Art in Industry Exhibition

 

Membership :

  • 1982 : Member of the Jury, FILMFARE Awards for the Marathi Feature Films
  • 1980-82 : Member of Film Advisory Board of Central Film Sensor Board, Bombay

 

Exhibitions (Applied Art, Drawing & Painting, Photography) :

  • 2001 : Bombay (After retirement)
  • 1987 : Bangalore (After retirement)
  • 1984, 2001, 2004, 2008 : Pune (After retirement)
  • 1983 : Aurangabad (After retirement)
  • 1971, 1978 and 1983 : Nagpur

 

Group Shows :

  • 1978, 1980, 1983 : Nagpur
  • 1973 : Ahemednagar
  • 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 : Aurangabad

 

Others :

  • Had organized ONE MAN SHOW in Aug. 2008 as a tribute to his Guru, Prof. V. N. Adarkar, on his birth centenary
  • Worked on Academic bodies of Nagpur University, Bombay University, Pune University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad and Indira Sangeet Kala Vidyapeeth, Khairagarh (M.P.)
  • DEEP JATRA - Exhibitions of Paper Lanterns (Akash Kandil) at Pune in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1991
  • Retired on September 30, 1983 as Dean, Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur
  • Post retirement settled in Pune. Participation in SAKAL PHOTO Competition
  • Suffered Heart Attack on the night of inauguration. Expired on Sept, 2, 2008 after a brief illness.

 

  • Drawings by Prof G. K. Deshpande
  • Graphic Designs by Prof G. K. Deshpande
  • Photograph by Prof G. K. Deshpande
  • Paintings by Prof G. K. Deshpande