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M. K. Parandekar

Old Masters

He was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. His father was a Sanskrit Pandit who also painted pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in traditional style. Parandekar, in his school days, was influenced by Kolhapur painter Abalall Rahiman.

Parendekar was famous for his landscape paintings. He mastered both the oil and watercolour medium, and excelled in portraitures and figure drawings too.

He in his school days attended several Abalall Rahiman`s demonstrations on landscape painting. He also learnt the art of nail drawings.

Born :

  • 1877


Education :

  • 1905, 1900 : J. J. School of Art, Bombay
  • 1902 : Learned leather-embossing technique


Exhibitions :

  • 2005 : "Manifestations III", at Delhi Art Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Nehru Center, Mumbai
  • 2004 : "Manifestations II", at Delhi Art Gallery, Delhi and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2003 : "Manifestations I" at Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai and New Delhi
  • 1932 : Bombay Art Society, Bombay and Simla Art Society, Simla


Achievments :

  • 1920 : Served for 10 years as Secretary Archaeological Survey of India
  • 1918 : First Founder member of 'The Art Society of India'


Awards :

  • 1917 : Lord Willingdon addressed him as Artist to the Governor of Bombay


Collections :

  • Palace of Bikaner
  • The Czechoslovakian Consulate, India
  • Royal Family of Cooch Bihar
  • Aundh Museum, Aundh
  • Sangli Museum, Maharashtra
  • The Palace of Bikaner
  • M. S. Parandekar
  • Philadelphia Consul
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi


  • Painting by M. K. Parandekar
  • Painting by M. K. Parandekar