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Vasudevan Akkitham

Vasudevan Akkitham was born at Kumaranallur, Kerala in 1958. He completed his Diploma and Post Diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. In 1988 he did his MA from the Royal College of Art, London. He has illustrated a children's book by Safdar Hashmi. He has held a number of solo exhibitions including two at Gallery 7 in 1989 and 1992 and another at Sakhi Gallery in Bombay again in 1992. He has also been a participant in a number of group exhibitions, notable among them being one in aid of earthquake victims in 1993 in Faridabad and 'Gadya Parr' Show, Gallery Chemould, Bombay in 1989. His work is a part of several reputed collections such as the Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi, Madhavan Nair Museum, Cochin and the Chester Herwitz Family Trust Collection, USA.


1958 -   Kumaranallur, Palghat District, Kerala

·  1999 Reader in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

·  1988 Master of Arts, Royal College of Art, London.

·  1979-95 Diploma and Post Diploma, Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda




·  2006 ‘The Last Sanctuary’, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  1999 Nazar Gallery, Baroda

·  1994 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  1992 Gallery 7, Mumbai

·  1989 Gallery 7, MUMBAI

·  2008 'Through a Glass, Darkly: Reflections On The Self Portrait', The Guild, Mumbai

·  2008 'Baroda: A Tale of Two Cities', (Part II), Sarjan Art Gallery, Vadodara

·  2008 'Keep Drawing', Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2006 Show in Aid of Fulbright Scholars, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York

·  2006 ‘Contemporary Indian Art ‘, organized by Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, University of the Arts, London ·  2006 ‘Evam Painting a New Theatre’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2006 ‘Panchmadi Show’, Lanxess ABS Gallery, Baroda

·  2006 ‘Wise Man’s Drink’, Lemon Grass Hopper, Ahmedabad

·  2006 ‘Is My Love Like a Red Red Rose ?’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

·  2006 ‘Noah’s Ark’, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai

·  2005 ‘Temptations : Temperaments’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2005 ‘The Chair Project’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

·  2005 ‘Double Enders’, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin

·  2004 ‘Anticipations’, organized by Fine Art Resource, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘Looking Back Looking Forward’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

·  2004 ‘Transgress’, Priyasri Gallery, Mumbai

·  2004 ‘A Journey’, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai

·  2003 ‘Painting from National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, Omani Society for Fine Art Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

·  2002 ‘Work on Paper’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

·  2000 ‘Embarkations’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  2000 Group Show of Four Artists, Fine Art Company, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Exile and Longing’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Combine Voices for the New Century’, vis-à-vis (India) Private Limited, New Delhi

·  2000 ‘Voices Against Violence’, Artists against Communalism, Faculty Fine Art Gallery, Baroda

·  2000 ‘Embarkations’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  2000 ‘Juxta Pose’, Couples show, Son et Lumiere, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Icons of the Millennium’, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Figures in Landscape’, Guild Gallery, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Edge of the Century’, Art Today, New Delhi

·  1999 ‘Creative Process’, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1999 ‘Legatee’, Fine Art Company, Mumbai

·  1999 Small format show, Art Today, New Delhi

·  1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  1997 Colors of Independence, Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) Gallery, Kolkata and National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) New Delhi

·  1997 Water Colors - Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

·  1997 Major trends in Indian Art, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

·  1996 Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1996 The New South, organized by Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London

·  1996 Group Show of Five Artists’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Bangalore

·  1996 ‘Colors of Independence’, Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

·  1995 Recent Trends in Contemporary Art, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  1994 Drawings '94, Gallery Espace, New Delhi

·  1993 Still Life, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

·  1993 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai



Narayanan Akitham
Oil on Canvas

Narayanan Akitham
Oil on Canvas


Narayanan Akitham
Oil on Canvas

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