Name                                                                                             :       B. G. Sharma

 

Date of Birth                                                                                 :       5th August 1924

 

Devlok Gaman                                                                             :       14 November, 2007

 

Place of Birth                                                                                :       Nathdwara

 

Postal Address                                                                             :       B. G. Sharma Art Gallery

                                                                                                                3, Saheli Marg, Udaipur (Raj.) India

 

Religion                                                                                         :       Hindu

 

Category (SC/ST/OBC/General)                                               :       General

 

Profession or Occupation                                                          :       Artist

                                                                                                                Honorary Member of Centre for Cultural

                                                                                                                Resources & Training for committees like

                                                                                                                Governing body, Executive Committee,

                                                                                                                Review committee

 

Field of activity                                                                             :       Indian Paintings in Traditional Style

                                                                                                                which includes Miniature, Pichhwai,

                                                                                                                Oil Paintings, Modern Paintings &

                                                                                                                all National Cultural Paintings.

                                                                                                                Paintings have been Exhibited Internationally

 

 

Padma Award for which name is                                             :       Padma

Recommended, viz Padma Vibushan                                           

Padma Bhushan or Padma Shri

 

Name of Padma Award conferred,                                         :       Not yet.

if any, In the past.                                                                                But awarded like National Award,

                                                                                                                State Award & Lalit Kala Award have

                                                                                                                been Awarded & also attended

                                                                                                                international Rajasthani Conclave on

                                                                                                                23rd – 24th September 2000.



Bhanwar Lal Girdhari Lal Sharma known as B.G. Sharma is among the eminent painters practicing in traditional styles in India. How ever to acquaint himself with Modern Trends in art & in also contemporary technique Shree Sharma joined   Sir JJ School of Arts & Crafts, Mumbai in 1947. He has also exhibited his exhibits at Shree Ballabh V Celebtration , Jhangir Art Gallery - Mumbaia Bhawan – New Delhi, India House - Londan, Aditi India Festival – Londan. A painting of 50 feet by 15 feet size was very much applauded by the Barbican Centre Londan. For Festival India.

 

Shri BG Sharma presented Smt. Indira Gandhi her portrait at Mumbai in 1971. Sh Sharma’s paintings have been included in the famous art collections in Germany, France, America, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Holland.

 

Shri BG Sharma has been selected for fellowship in the field of Miniature by Govt. of India in the year 1984 in connection with the centenary celebrations of Shri Nand lal Bose famous artist & painter. National Award for the year 1983 was also awarded to him by Shri Gyani Jail singh – PRECIDENT of India & Lalit kala academy award in the year 1985 has also been conferred on him. Shri Sharma also participated in India promotion program held in Germany during during May’ 1985. His visit was arranged by GOVT. OF INDIA. Again Shri Sharma was selected by GOVT OF INDIA & sent to WASHINGTON USA to participate in India Festival Program. A portrait of Mr & Mrs. Ronald Regan was also presented to them at that time. Sh. Sharma met Prince Charles at Jaipur and presented portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Shri Sharma was one of the invitee in International Rajathani Conclave held in Jaipur on September 23rd & 24th 2000.

 

Shri Sharma has led foundation of an ART MESUEM in Udaipur with a view to display the entire collection of his creations for the Lover of Art, which was visited by Sh Rajeev Ghandhi on 28th October 1983. It is a unique museum, which contains his choicest and precious paintings, which are “ A ZENITH OF ART”

 

Presentation of paintings to various Dignitaries:

 

1.     In 1971 Smt. Indra Gandhi was presented her ivory portrait.

 

2.     A beautiful painting to Sir Malcolm Frazer, Prime Minster of Australia in 1981 during his visit to Udaipur.

 

3.     Prince Charles at Jaipur was presented an ivory miniature painting of her majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd. in year 1980.

 

4.     A portrait of Mr. & Mrs. Regan was presented to Mr. .Regan (The President, America).

 

 

 

 

Exhibition & Display of paintings in India/ Foreign:

 

Sno.

Place/s

Year

1.

Sh. Ballaba v Centenary Celebrations ,Nathdwara

1978

2.

At Jahangir Art Gallery,      Mumbai

1979

3.

Rabindra Bhawan , New Delhi

(By courtesy of Lalit Kala Academy)

1979

4.

India House , London

1980

5.

Sir J.J.School Art  Bombay

1981

6.

Aditi India Festival , London

1982

7.

Anand Bhawan , Udaipur

1983

8.

Museum of Baroda            

1983

9.

S.M. Stadium  , Jaipur

1984

10.

Festival of India, New York               

1985

 

Honorary Fellowship & Rewards:

 

1.     Merit Certificate Award by the Board of Handicraft New Delhi- 1980.

 

2.     National Award for Master Craftsman 1983.                                                                

   

3.     Selected for a fellowship in the field of Miniature painting by Govt. of India - 1984.

4.     Maharana Sangram singh Awaed by Maharana Mewar Foundation 1984.

5.     In Connection  with the Centenary Celebrations of Shri  Nand lal Bose a Gurukul of 5 teachers was in function in the year’85 .This program was taken up by Lalik Kala Academy Govt. of India.-1985.

6.     Senior Citizen Award  95-96 was also given by Rotary Club ,Udaipur in 1996.

7.     Akhil Bharti Pustimargiya Purskar was given by Temple Board Nathdwara  in  - 1996.

 

8.     Berajamin Franklin Award was the publication Book  The Book has been published by (Mandal Media) America 2002.

 

 

 

 

Other Interviews & Publication :

 

Interviewed by Delhi DoorDarshan on 19.11.73 in ‘Apse Miliyaprogramme by BBC London  on 10.10.80  & became their Guest of the week which was  programmed by Udaipur station of All India Radio on 15-09-181. He has also shown his work on Bombay Television on Reviews of Shri B.G. Sharma’s works. Famous Newspapers have published his interviews.

Mr. Alfred –A- Knopt of New York had Published a book named

“Cow Book” in the year 1983 after collecting painting from all the 25   leadig artist of the world. From India only Sh. Sharma was selected.

 

Foreign publisher ‘ Mandal Media’ has so far published two books namely Form of Beauty    (Krishna Leela) & Ramayan  ( Tale of Gods & Demons ) based on Sh. Sharma’s paintings and third Book on Lord Buddha is under publication. The next books will be on Lord Mahaveer & Chaitana Maha Prabhu.

 

Shri Sharma visited Canada in the year’2002 and got appreciation letter.

He has also been called by Fiji Guru Shri. Da. For composition of temple there. 

 

Over seven decades after patently and diligently following and sticking to the path shown by his elders, He aerated an unique center of Art having more than over 1000 paintings treasured in” Museum  of Indian Miniature Art” at 3- Saheli  Marg ,Udaipur –313001. Apart from above, he has to his credit many publications amongst which both ‘The Krishna Art of B.G. Sharma’s’ & “A tale of gods and Demons” will forever glow in the horizon  like Moon and Sun. 

Also B. G. Sharma ji painting style and its traditional arts studies at Bard College, New York by Richard Davis (Professor of Religion and Asian Studies).

 

 

 

(B.G.Sharma)