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Birth:

October 4, 1928 in Garhwal, India

Education:

Diploma in Fine Arts (five years duration) from College of Arts and Crafts, 1954

Positions held

  • Principal, College of Arts, Lucknow University (1973 – 1989)
  • Dean, Faculty Fine Arts, Lucknow University (1968 –1972)

Solo Exhibitions held:

  • 15 in New Delhi
  • 8 in Lucknow
  • 4 in Bombay
  • 2 in Mussoori and Landsdowne
  • 1 in Simla
  • 1 in Jhansi
  • 1 in Kanpur
  • 1 in Allahabad
  • 1 in Chandigarh
  • 1 in Pauri
  • 1 in New York

Group Exhibitions

RS Bisht participated in National Exhibitions and other All India Exhibitions for four decades.

International Level Participation:

  • Miniature 70, International Galleries, Frankfurt, W. Germany (1970)
  • Contemporary Indian Painting, National Museum of Modern Arts, Tokyo, Japan (1970)
  • 11th Sao-Paulo Biennale, Brazil (1971)
  • 4th Triennale – International, India (1972)
  • Third Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, Japan (1989)

Awards:

  • Padma Awards: Padmashri (1991)
  • Kala Ratan, AIFACS, New Delhi(1991)
  • Fellow of National Lalit Kala Akademi(1988)
  • Fellow of U.P. State Lalit Kala Akademi(1984)
  • UNESCO Fellowship for Visual Arts (1967-68)
  • National Exhibition Award (1965)

Bibliography:

  • 'R.S. Bisht In Search of Self' by Ratan Hingorani & N.K. Khanna
  • 'Ranbir Singh Bisht' published by Pustak Kendra, Lucknow (1966)
  • 'Contemporary Indian Art Series' a Monograph by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (1988)
  • 'Kala Trimashika on R. S. Bisht' by U.P. State Kala Akademi

Publications:

Prof. R. S. Bisht wrote many articles for leading national journals and dailies.

Member:

Prof. R. S. Bisht was a member of many State and All India Level Cultural and Academic Committees and Organisations.

Collections:

His artwork is on display in many private and public collections all over the world, including many galleries and museums.