Late C.DAKSHINAMUTHY (1943-2016)
Dakshinamurthy won the Indian National Award in 1985. Born in 1943, Dakshinamoorthy is appreciated internationally, for his captivating granite sculptures and his individualistic style of painting.
Trained at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai (1960-1966), he was formerly the Head of the Department of Ceramics in the same college. As a British Council Scholar in 1978, he was trained in Advanced Print-Making at the Croydon College of Design and Technology. From 1989 to 1991, he was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Government of India. Dakshinamoorthy has participated in group and solo exhibitions at the Morley Gallery in London (1978), at Buenos Aires in Argentina (1979), in Croydon, the United Kingdom (1978), in Australia (1973).
His works were a part of the 9th International Triennale of Coloured Graphic Prints in Switzerland (1982), and the 7th International Small Sculpture Exhibition of Budapest, Hungary (1987).