Thota Vaikuntam

Artist Profile

Born in Karimnagar district, Telangana, Thota Vaikuntam is an alumnus of the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad, and the renowned M.S University, Baroda. His work is inspired by the people of rural Telangana, especially the women, as he depicts their beauty and strong demeanour in his work, through bold colours and fine strokes.

Vaikuntam has had several solo shows in Delhi, Mumbai and cities in South India throughout his career. His works have also been exhibited in New York, London, Birmingham, Dubai and Kassel. Among his several honours, is the National Award for Painting, which he received in 1993. In 1988, he received the Biennale Award from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal as well as the National Award for Art Direction for the Film ‘Daasi’.

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