11 March 2023, 05:00 pm
Meet the Artist
Programme Type

Parthiv Shah, photographer, filmmaker, graphic designer will speak on Haku Shah (1934-2019), artist, cultural anthropologist, teacher


Haku Shah was an eminent painter, cultural anthropologist, teacher, Gandhian, and author of Indian folk and tribal art as well as many children's books. He was associated with the National Institute of Design right from its inception in the early 1960s. He also taught at the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad for several years and was Regent Professor at the University of California, Davis.


Haku Shah conducted art and design workshops and lectured across the world and was invited by renowned Art historian, Dr. Stella Kramrisch in 1967 to curate the seminal exhibition, “Unknown India” which travelled to the USA. He established a tribal museum at the Gujarat Vidyapeeth in Ahmedabad, a university established by Mahatma Gandhi. He has exhibited his art in India and across the world. He was a recipient of several honours including the Padma Shri, the Kala Shiromani, the Nehru Fellowship, the Rockefeller Fellowship, and the Kala Ratna for his contribution to art. Haku Shah was Chairman and founder trustee of Bhooma, LokShilpa Sansthan, Ahmedabad, the city where he lived and worked.


Parthiv Shah is the Founder-Director for Media and Alternative Communication (CMAC) and is a photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer


Zoom Registration: https://zoom.us/j/82690258955

Meeting ID: 826 9025 8955


(Collaboration: J.D. Centre of Arts)