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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Valluri Venkata Swamy Valluri Venkata Swamy was born in a tiny village of South India and presently lives and works from Hyderabad. He has been painting in all mediums for the past 48 years. Swamy did over 2,500 paintings in water, oil and acrylic colours in traditional and modern styles on paper and canvas. He held 22 solo exhibitions on the themes of Village, Rocks, Nature & Environment, Electrical Power, Nehru and his Vision, Hyderabad 400 years, Bull- fight , 50 Years of Indian Independence and Ganesha besides general themes in various parts of the country and also participated in a number of group shows. His works are in collections of various dignitaries in New Delhi, USA, USSR, West Germany, UK, and those of many other Indian and foreign personalities. His paintings were exhibited at Art Expo New York 2011etc. He has also received a number of awards in the field of Fine Arts and was honoured by the Andhra Association and Andhra Educational Society, New Delhi in 1982. He was also honoured by Smt. G.T. Tumen Bava, External Affairs Minister of Kirgia, USSR, and His Excellency Rebort Arbuthnott, Minister for Cultural Affairs, British High Commission, British Council Division. For his outstanding contribution in the field of Fine Arts, Swamy was honoured with the\'Ugadi Puraskar 1998 by the Delhi Telugu Academy, which was presented to him by the Vice President of India. Swamy's name was listed in the'Limca Book of Records 1993’ edition. Author of several research papers, articles in literature and Fine Arts, Shri Swamy's books ’For Hyderabad’ and ‘My Inner Vision’ were acclaimed by one and all in the literary circles. Shri Swamy received ‘Honorary Doctorate’ in Literature for his English Poetry Books at the World Congress of Poets held at Sydney, Australia during 2001. Sri Swamy can be reached on e-mail:[email protected]View Profile »