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A.K. Raina

A. K. Raina
A. K. Raina

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Born, Srinagar - 1938, Gave up studies at college to join school of arts, Trivandrum, Kerala, Started career as a craftsman - 1959, started painting - 1965, Visited U.S.A. and Painted - 1980, selected by National Institute of Designs, Ahmedabad for a training program of "Craft Design" 1981 Founder member of Kashmir Artists, Guild, elected Secretary KAG - 1974 Attended All Indian Artists Camp, Ganderbal Kashmir -1975, Rashtriya Kala Kendra, LKA "Painters Camp Samath" Varanasi - 1992, National Artistís Camp Manthalaji Jammu , J & K Govt - 1993

Participation In Exhibitions

Annual Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1968-69 Annual Art Exhibition of All India Art Crafts Society, New Delhi - 1969 Bombay Art Society Annual Art Exhibition - 1972, Annual Art Exhibition, J & K Academy of Art, Culture  and languages, Srinagar - Jammu, 1966 to 1976, Rashtriya Kala Mela LKA, New Delhi - 1991, National Exhibition of Art LKA, New Delhi-1989 and 1992

Group and One Man Shows

  • Kashmir Artistís Association, Srinagar, 1970

  • Kashmir Group (of five) Raveling Exhibition, Srinagar, 1970

  • New Delhi And Mumbai, 1971

  • Kashmir Artists Guild Exhibitions, Srinagar, 1974 and New Delhi in 1975

  • 4- Artists Group - Show of paintings at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi in 1986

  • 3- Artists Group - Show of paintings at Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi -1987

  • One man show, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi -1991

  • Group Show trembling images Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi -1991

  • Group Show of Indian paintings, sculptures and graphics,

  • National Museum, Damascus, Syria-1995,

  • One man show, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi -1997

  • Group Show of Paintings, SOM arts - Cultural Centre, San Francisco, USA, 2002

  • 2- Artist- show of paintings at Mather and Plat gallery, Munich, Germany - 2003

  • One man show Devlalikar Art Gallery, Indore - 2004

  • Group Show Parijat Kala, Samuh, Devlalikar Art Gallery, Indore - 2005

  • One man show, Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi - 2005

  • Group show of paintings, Nehru Art Centre, Mumbai - 2007


  • "State Annual Art Exhibition", Srinagar, 1967, 1969 ,1973 and 1976

  • "Lalded Award", Srinagar, 1979 (J & K Academy of Art)

  • "Honourable Mention National Exhibition of Art Lalit Kala Academy", New Delhi - 1992

  • "Mira Kala Samman", Indore, M.P-2004

  • "Kalhan Award for Life Time Achievement", Kashmiri Samiti, Indore - 2004

  • "Senior Fellowship" (Painting) Ministry of Culture, Govt of India for the years (2000-2001)


Takes pride in many private and public collections including museums and institutions in India and abroad



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