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Manohar Vitthal Desai

Manohar Vitthal  Desai

Manohar Vitthal Desai

Pune, India

Calligrapher and Designer, Faculty at Symbiosis International University’s Institute of Design

Biography

Date of Birth and Place: 24th January 1973, Pune

Education
1993 G.D. Art (Applied)
1994 A.T.D. (Art Teachers Diploma)
1997 Dip.A.Ed. (Diploma in Art Education) 1st in Pune
Abhinav Kala Maha Vidyalaya Pune.
1998 G.D.Art (Fine)
L.S.Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai.
2005 M.A. (Indology)
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

Experience
1994 Vidya Bhavan High School, Pune. Drawing Teacher
1996 –2000 Achyut Palav’s Resonance Adv., Mumbai
Illustrator and Designer
2002 Bharati Vidyapeeth College of fine Art, Pune.
Visiting Faculty
2003-04 Symbiosis D.G.A. Pune.
Visiting Faculty
2004-05 Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Applied Arts. Pune.
Lecturer and Section In charge

Solo Exhibitions
1994 Vidya Bhavan Hall, Pune.
1994 Symbiosis Assembly Hall, Pune.
1994, 1997, 2000, 2005 Balgandharva Kala Dalan, Pune.
2000, 04 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2002 Neharu Center, Mumbai.

Group Exhibitions
1995 Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Bhubaneshwar, orisa.
1995 Kala Mela, Kolkata.
1998 ‘Monsoon’ Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
1998 ‘Chatal’ Nehru Center Gallery,Mumbai.
1998 Birla Art Gallery,Mumbai.
2000 India Art Gallery, Pune.
2001, 05 Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2001, 02 Indian Oil Art Exhibition Bandra, Mumbai.
2003 State Art Exhibition Bandra, Mumbai.
2004 Raheja Golden Jubilee Year Show, Mumbai.
2004 Hotel Ex. Ashoka, New Delhi.
2005 Nehru Center, Mumbai.

Conducted Calligraphy Workshops
1997,98,99,04, L.S.Raheja School of Art, Bandra, Mumbai.
1997,98,99,04, L.S.Raheja School of Art, Worali, Mumbai.
1997,98 Abhinav Kala Maha Vidyalaya, Pune.
1999 Sophia College of Art, Mumbai.
1995 Modern High School, Pune.
1991,04 B.S. Bandekar School of Art, Sawantwadi.
2002,03 Symbiosis D.G.A. Pune.
2000 ‘Meljol Hum Bacchon Ka’ Workshop for street children by Tata Institute of Fundamental research (TISS)
2003, Bhratiya Vidya Bhavan,Pune.
2004, Akshar Rang Pratishthan, Pune.
2003,04,05 Balgandharva Kala Dalan, Pune.
2004 Fergusson College Yuva Mahotsav,Pune.
2004 Sakal Shopping Festival, Pune.
2004 Modern High School, Navi Mumbai.
2004 ‘Urja’ Calligraphy workshop, Pune.
2002,03,04 ‘Akshar Yatra’ Calligraphy workshop, Pune.
2003-04 Drawing, Sketching and Landscaping workshop, Pune.
2004 Birla Art gallery, Mumbai

Collections
Kirloskar Oil Eng. Ltd., Pune.
Reliance India Ltd., Mumbai.
Thermax India Ltd., Pune.
Symbiosis Health Center, Hinjawadi and Pune.
Padmashree Dr.S.B. Mujumdar, Symbiosis, Pune.
Symbiosis Socity, Pune.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister, Maharashtra.
Smt. Sonia Gandhi, AICC President, Delhi.
Atal Behari Vajpayee (Ex. Prime Minister), Delhi.
Acharya Kishorji Vyas, Dharmashree, Pune.
Shri. Suresh Kalmadi (MP), Pune.
Dr. Nitin Unkule, Pune.
Mr. Gandhi, Editor Prabhat Newspapers Ltd., Pune.
Pune Hospital, Pune.
Mr. Dhoot, Aurangabad.
Mr. Narendra Somani, Mumbai.
Mrs. Shobha jhaveri, Mumbai.
Mr. Haresh Shivdasani, Mumbai.
Dr. Tannaz A Massadvala, USA.
Dr. Lars R Harrison, USA.
Mr. Harsha V Dehejia, Canada.
Mr. Moquefte, Geneva.
Mr. Adan, Israel.

Awards
1992 Advertising
1st Award for Best Calligraphy
1992 Rotract Club of Pune Shivajinager
1st Awards Marathi Greeting Card Competition
1992 Vanraj - Best Poster design
Rotract Club Pune – 2nd Best Poster Design.
1993 My Fair Youth festival – Best Focal Dance.
CEAD 93 – 2nd Award for Best Calligraphy.
CEAD 94 – 1st Award for best Calligraphy.
94 Rotract Club of Pune Riverside
-1st Award in Scrap Book
93 Symbiosis International Cultural Education Center, Pune.
Best Calligraphy Exhibition
94, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
1st Award, T Shirt Design Mood Indigo
2nd Award, Landscape Painting
1st Award, Rangoli.
98, L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai
1st Award, Traditional day
2nd Principal Award, Poster Design in Study tour
2001, Rambhu Mhalgi Prabodhini Mumbai
Best Candidate Event Managment
2000 Citrakalacharya N.E. Puram Centenary Award
1st in Pune Dip-A-ED.

Media Coverage
Times of India
Sakaal
Mid-day
Indian Express
Loksatta
Samna
Prabhat
Kesari
Tarun Bharat
Gujrat Samachar
Asian Age

Author works

ABC-2008

Canvas, acrilic, brush, 51x70 cm, 2008

Moscow is Waiting for Snow

Paper, colours, ink, brush, 76х55 cm, 2008

The Beauty of Calligraphy

Canvas, acrilic, brush, 80x50 cm, 2008

Force ABC

Paper, ink, brush, 44x69 cm, 2008

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Ink on paper, brush, 38x71 cm, 2008

Chingoo

Paper, ink, brush, 35x71 cm, 2008

You Are in a Country Where

Paper, ink, colours, brush, 59x91 cm, 2008

Window

Paper, ink, colours, brush, 79x59 cm, 2008

ABC Frame

Paper, ink, colours, brush, 82x60 cm, 2008

Festival of Letters

Paper, ink, сolours, brush, 43x51 cm, 2008

Calligraphy Park. Concept

Paper, pen, ink, sketches, 29х21 cm, 2008.

Calligraphy From the Heart

Canvas, acrilic, brush, 90x60 cm, 2008

Pasaydan (Universal prayer)

Paper, ink, colour, brush, 92х59 cm, 2008

Letter Grille

Colour on paper, brush, 51x43 cm, 2008

Class room

Canwas, ink, colour, brush, 31х92 cm, 2004

Akshar door

Paint on paper, brush, 54x92 cm, 2010

Manohar

Paint on paper, brush, 67x64 cm, 2010

Mauli

Paint on paper, brush, 58x45 cm, 2010

Thoughts of Ramdas

Paint on paper, brush, 56x51 cm, 2010

Pratiksha

Paint on paper, brush, 40x62 cm, 2010

Family of Letters

Paint on paper, brush, 44x71 cm, 2010

Dancing Stars

Paint on paper, brush, 77x52 cm, 2010

IDC Typography Day

28th and 29th March 2008 Seminar on Typography and Calligraphy Industrial Design Center (IDC), IIT, Bombay, 20x28 cm, 2008

Brahmi Mat

Сolour on paper, brush, 88x58.6 cm, 2010

Magic of Calligraphy

Colour on paper, brush, 47x90.5 cm, 2010
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