The work of a veteran artist of the past era Late D V Halbhavi from Dharwad, Karnataka is showcased in a solo art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

This work mostly in oil on canvas, water colours on paper, stumping powder on paper and pen & Ink on paper will exemplify subtle nuances of the varieties of artwork made by him during his art journey.

This show was inaugurated at Jehangir Art Gallery, on 9th August 2022 by Chief Guest – Prof. Vishwanath Sable,   Director (I/C) Directorate of Art, Mumbai in the Presence of Honorable Guests Shri. Suhas Bahulkar – Eminent Artist and Writer, Shri.Chandrakant G. Bellad – Chitrakala Shilpi Shri D.V. Halbhavi Rashtriya Smaraka Trust, Dharwad and Shri Suresh D. Halbhavi – Eminent Artist.

D.V. Halbhavi hailed from Dharwad, Karnataka. He had a strong desire to study and propagate visual fine arts and drawings in future from his young age. Coming from a well-known family of Dharwad, he had his art education at sir J.J. School of Arts Mumbai. Then he participated in many professional activities related to arts in contemporary field and displayed his art works in solo art exhibitions at Hubli, Dharwad, Honawar, Bijapur, Karwar, Dandeli etc.

He worked as Judge for many drawing grade examinations and art exhibitions at State and National Levels. He wrote 2 books on arts and was a proud recipient of several awards and appreciation from the recognized institutions of good reputation. A proud recipient of honours from Rashtrapati Bhavan for his work on dome there, he was a judge for several exhibitions of State level and Lalit Kala Akademi.

Shri D.V. Halbhavi started an Art school in Dharwad in 1935, which was the first Art school in Karnataka, which was considered to be a model for other Art schools started in other places much later. He established School of Art in 1935 and impacted training and art education to several aspirants till this day. He has worked on the advisory board of Federation of Art Institutions Mumbai, Davangere School of Arts & Crafts and many more. His works are in proud collection of many art collectors of national and international reputation all of globe.

The present exhibition has displayed several works made by him in his art career. The most significant amongst his presentations in this show include landscapes, portraits, life studies in realistic style, Antique studies, religious works etc. The portraits are noteworthy for their anatomical studies and textural finesses and relevant details. Other works like landscapes and life studies showcase the relevant details and seasonal particulars. Antique studies and religious works illustrate the historical and spiritual fervours and nuances of the traditional heritage and other details. One can clearly notice the command of the artist over the medium and techniques used for the aesthetic and artistic adornment of the work with the apt hues in the relevant perspectives of visual arts.

Jehangir Art Gallery, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001.

9th to 15th August 2022 between 11 am to 7pm.

99016 45744.