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1911 Born on 31st May in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

1917-30 Formal education in Kerala State and Tamil Nadu.

1936-40 Art education at the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Chennai.

1944 Establishment of the Progressive Painters’ Association, Chennai.

1954 One of the Nine Eminent Artists and Member of Executive Board of the Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; travels in Europe; one man exhibitions of paintings at the India House, London, and Paris.

1957 Appointed Principal, Government School of Arts and Crafts, Chennai.

1959 Extensive travel in USSR and talks on Indian art in Moscow, Leningrad, and Kiev.

1961 VIth Biennale de Sao Paolo.

1962 Participation in the Indian Art exhibition in Mexico; upgrading of the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Chennai to Government college of Arts and Crafts.

Member, Indian Delegation, World Art Congress, New York; travel to USA and discussions with American artists as a guest of the State Dept, USA.

1964-67 Tokyo Biennale, Festival Hall Exhibition, London and the Venice Biennale;National Award for painting; retirement in 1967 from the principalship of the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai; the establishment of Cholamandal Artists’ Village, Chennai in 1966.

Passes away in Chennai.
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