Artist GLN Simha of Kalale village in Nanjangud taluk of Mysuru district will be conferred with the Alva’s Chitrasiri Award on November 13 at Moodabidri.
The Alva’s Chitrasiri Award has been instituted by Alva’s Educational Foundation which has been in the forefront of encouraging artistic and literary endeavors. A state level artist workshop starting from November 10 culminates with the presentation of Chitrasiri Award.
This year’s Alva’s Chitrasiri Award is being given to Simha whose oeuvre in the field of meditative art is breathtaking.
Simha’s paintings abound in allusions to ancient Vedic legends and Puranic lores and give his works a figurative, narrative, contemplative as well as meditative substance. After having worked as an artist with Sudha andMayura under the late editor M B Singh, Simha quit to become a freelance artist in Mysuru.
Over the years Simha has been honoured with numerous awards like the Rotary Ramsons Kala Pratishtana Award (2003), Karnataka Lalitakala Academy Honorary Award (2004), MVeerappa Memorial Award (2004), TippajiChitragar Award (2011), MTV Acharya Award (2011), M VMinajagi Award (2013) and Sri Vanamali Award (2015).
His paintings have also won the first place in the Mysore Dasara Exhibition for five years in succession in the 1990s. Simha’s major works are in many of the renowned galleries and in collections both in India and abroad including the Museum of Sacred Art in Belgium.
His major works include paintings on Sri Sukta, PurushaSukta, AmbhriniSukta, RudraSukta, Dasha Mahavidya, GaneshaPurana and KalikaPurana and these are in the collection of Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, Mysuru.