Prof. Pralhad Anant Dhond's Painting Exhibition Ends After Seven Days With Huge Response Of People 

The Exhibition of watercolor was organized in Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai on occasion of the 111th birth anniversary of Indian Genius Nature

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The Exhibition of watercolor was organized in Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai on occasion of the 111th birth anniversary of Indian Genius Nature Painter Prof. Pralhad Anant Dhond. Watercolor painting exhibition was held from 11 June 2019 to 17 June 2019.  111 watercolor paintings were organized in the exhibition of watercolor paintings.  Exhibition has got a very good response to the seven-days. More than 20,000 watercolor picture lovers have visited to this exhibition. The first picture which was drawn by Prof.Dhond in 1931 and the last picture drawn in 2000 were organised in this exhibition. The views of Fort, Churchgate of Mumbai, Sunset, a person seeks ways seaside, Konkon's nature which gives pleasure to eyes, fluttering waves, fishing fishermen, etc.  Paintings were included in this Exhibition.


A renowned cartoonist and the chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Raj Thackeray, MLA and President, BJP Ashish Shelar, Indian film and theater personality Arun Nalawade and others were present in this watercolor picture exhibition. Former Dean of the J. J. School of Arts, Students of the J. J. School of Arts, students of other arts colleges, and young teacher of painting class also visited to this exhibition with their students. Not only in Mumbai but from all over the Maharashtra, artists, teachers and students were visited to this exhibition. People had gathered to see watercolor pictures from Goa, Malvan, Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Nagpur, etc.

As per opinion of people who visited to see paintings exhibition, Prof. Dhond has drawn real different sides, colors, form of sea in their all painting.  In the ninety year of age, Prof. Pralhad Anant Dhond, who was maintained his art by overcoming his health, this is inspiring to today's generation. Each picture tells the real truth of life and we learn how to find ways in our life in every situation. Art is not a matter of discussion but it is a matter of sensible and emotional experience. On the occasion of paintings exhibition of Pralhad Anant Dhond, people heartily thanked to Prof. Dhond's grandson Kedar Kamat because he has given the opportunity to experience of paintings of Prof. Dhond.


Prof. P. A. Dhond was born in 1908 in Ratnagiri. He completed a diploma in Arts in 1934 and then did his Art Master’s in 1937, standing first in order of Merit. He also worked as the dean of Sir J. J. School of Art from 1958 to 1968 and then as the Director of Art, Maharashtra State, from 1968 to 1969. His autobiographical book ‘Raapan’ received a State Government’s award and was also acclaimed by critics in newspapers and readers. Due to his impressive coating style of water colors and unique handling of landscapes, he is considered as one of India’s celebrated landscape painters. His exceptional paintings have been archived at various art galleries, museums and universities in India. In addition to this, his paintings are also in collection of well-known institutes of several countries in Germany, USA, South Africa, East Africa, Russia etc; eminent celebrities and art lovers in various fields.


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