P.Sampath Kumar (B.1949) aka pa sa kumar as he is dearly called, is a prolific Indian artist who graduated from the Ken School of Art under his guru Hadapad. A master illustrator , Kumar has held number of shows in Mumbai , Hyderabad and Mysore.
He started his career as a Chief Artist for Kannada Prabha publications and has illustrated for all major books in Kannada and has documented films on art movement.
Born in 1949, Bengaluru, P S Kumar studied at Ken School of Art under the guidance of Hadapad . He has demonstrated and given lectures on illustration of art and its role for Lalith Kala Parishad and Shilpkala Academy.He has held number of group shows in Jahangir Art Gallery in Mumbai, Mumbai Kala Yatra, Hyderabad, Mysore Art Council. He has also designed number of murals, one of them for the Southern Railways at Chitradurga.
He has also designed publicity material for Kannada and has illustrated for all major books in Kannada.
Kumar lives and works in Bengaluru