- Dharmendra Rathore
He completed his Diploma in Painting from the Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur in 1990 with a First Class. In 1993, he obtained his MFA from the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. From then on it has been a journey for Rathore in the art world.
Selected Exhibitions :
Rathore has participated in several exhibitions both in India and abroad.His solo shows have been exhibited at: Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi – 2002, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai –2001, Shridharani Art Gallery New Delhi –2001, Bajaj Art Gallery Mumbai –2000, Nehru Art Centre Mumbai –1998, Triveni Art Gallery New Delhi –1997, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai- 1997, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi – 1997, Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai-1994, Shridharani Art Gallery New Delhi-1993, Vadhera Art Gallery New Delhi –1993.
Award : He has also won various scholarships from AIFACS, Rajasthan Biennial, State Lalit Kala Akademy and a fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development in appreciation of his works.
His most vivid memories of growing up are the colours in Rajasthan. The sounds of the musical instruments, the miniature paintings, the colourful clothes- all inspired his creative instincts. Rathore commitment to art is also visible in his experience as an art restorer for over a decade.