Paintngs - P.N. Kachru with Video


*Deepak Ganju

P.N. Kachru
Video- Language of paintings

Artist with his painting "Crow on the glacier"

1. Born in Srinagar, Kashmir

2. Education:

  • a. Graduate, 1944, Punjab University
    b. Kept terms in Post Graduation in English iterature, 1945-46, Punjab University.
    c. Dipoma in Fine Arts (Painting), 1944.

3. Founder Member:

  • a. The National Cultural Front, November 1947.
    b. Progressive Artists Association, September 1948.
    c. The National Cultural Congress, 1950.
    d. J&K State Cultura Congress, 1953.
    e. The J&K Artists Association, 1954

4. Exhibitions, Group Participations:

  • a. Progressive Artists Association, Srinagar, May 1949
    b. Progressive Artists Association New Delhi, Bombay & ucknow, September, 1949.
    c. Progressive Artists Associations – 1950, 1951, 1953 and 1955.
    d. J&K Artists Association, Srinagar and Jammu, 1954.
    e. Kashmir Art Society, 1958.
    f. Academy of Art, Cuture and Languages, Srinagar, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960 and 1964.
    g. The Group of Three – Kachru, Kaul and Kishori, New Delhi, 1960.
    h. The group of five – Srinagar, New Dehi & Bombay, 1964.

5. The National Participation:

  • a. National Exhibitions, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 1958, 1959, 1964 & 1967.
    b. All India (National) Exhibitions of Hyderabad Art Society, 1962, 1965 & 1968.
    c. Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1960, 1962 & 1966.
    d. Bombay Art Society, 1960.

6. One–man Exhibitions:

  • a. New Delhi – 1955, 1960, 1966, 1972, 1976, 1980 & 2002.
    b. Calcutta – 1959, 1963 & 1965.
    c. Bombay – 1955 & 1957.

7. Awards and Prizes:

  • a. Best painting of the year, 1959 award, Hyderabad Art Society.
    b. First Prize, 1959 Hyderabad Art Society.
    c. Prize, Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, J&K State, 1960.
    d. First Prize, Academy of Art, Cuture and Languages, 1962, J&K State.
    e. “The Vetran Artists” award, 1988, AIFACS, New Delhi.

8. Handicrafts:

  • Design Development:
    a) Design Development Scheme formation, 1956, 1957.
    b) Design development of handicrafts, 1958 to 1980.

    Craft Research Programmes:
    • Kashmir:
      a) Research in the :Kani Shawl”.
      b) Woodcrafts – folk traditions, Architectural (Medieval) & Modern.
      c) Kashmir glazed potteries.
      d) Namdha Felt making, formation and quality control.
      e) Research and survey of Kashmir carpets.
      f) Research in vegetable dyes.

    • Jammu:
      a) First survey of handicrafts 1970.
      b) Research and survey of cotton prints – the Samba prints.
      c) Research and survey of ancient Chikri woodcrafts of Thana Mandi.
      d) Survey of felt makers of Saurashtra (Kutch), a project from Gujarat Govt., 1986.

9. Writings and Articles:

  • a. Modern Kashmir Art movement and its founders.
    b. Kashmir Buddhist sites – Harwan, Wushkar and Hutmar (Matan).
    c. Kashmir School of Terra Cottas – the Wushkar school.
    d. Megalithic site of Burzhom, Kashmir.
    e. Burzhom and Indus vally civilization.
    f. The living tradition of India-crafts of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh – Chapters of Papiermache and wood crafts, Mapin Publications Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad.
    g. Survey Report on felt makers of Kutch (Saurashtra), commissioned by Handloom and Handicrafts Export Corporation, Govt. of Gujarat.
    h. “Stein’s search for Codex Archetypus” – the paper was read out on the occasion of Remembering Sir Aurel Stein.
P.N. Kachru Paintings
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*Deepak Ganju is the Managing Editor of the Monthly Shehjar magazine.
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Deepak ji, what a treat for our eyes. Loved the paintings. Please give more segments like this in future Regards Neelam Wali
Added By Neelam Wali Wali
Deepakji,Thanks for publishing the paintings of my Father. The video has been very well done. Congrats for it. I will share some of his papers on interesting subjects which he has presented on various forums. These could be serialized by you in the magazine. Best regards.
Added By Uma Kant Kachru
What a wonderful collection of paintings. Very well done. It reminds me my uncle Triloke Kaul's paintings. Heis now over 80+ and lives in Jammu and I wonder if an research on his works could be done. He can be contacted at Jammu: Cell - 9419198183. Your excusite and detailed description has truly expressed your professional top level. .....H. Lal Kachroo, Toronto, Canada
Added By Hira Kachroo
It is very sad to hear abot the demise of sh.P.N. Kachroo who was a great personality. Bamzai family.
Added By krwal bamzai