R. B. Bhaskaran
Born in Chennai, 1942
Advanced painting, Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai
Fresco Techniques, Bhanasthali Vidyapath College, Rajasthan
Intaglio Print Making Lithography & Ceramics, Ein-Hod Israel under the scholarship of IAPA, UNESCO
Post graduation studies in Print Making, Portsmouth Polytechnic, England as scholar of the British Council
2003 – Lecture Tour, Vietnam
2000-2002 – Elected as Eminent Artist LKA New Delhi, member all India Council for Technical Education
1997-2001 – Services as Principal of the Govt. College of Art, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1995 – Became the Principal of the Govt. College of Art, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
1992 – Served as Hon. Advisor on Art to His Excellency Lt. Governor of Pondicherry, Dr. Harswaroop Singh
1991 – Travelling show 1965-1992 at Bombay, New Delhi, Chennai & Pondicherry - 'A selection of works'
1990 – Honored to be the Painter Guide to His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Mr. Surjit Singh Barnala
1987 – Served as Honorary Secretary in Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, Regional Center
1986 – Served as Commissioner of 6th Triannalle, India, Indian section
1985 – Participated in India Festival Print Workshop at San Diego State University, United States of America
1982 – Honored with the National Award for Graphic Art
1981 – Served as Jury for National Exhibition of Art, New Delhi
1979-81,84,86 – Fellowship awarded by the Department of Culture, Government of India, Ministry of Education, New Delhi
The Eminent Artist, RBB becomes Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, India.
Comments about the artist:
He has been fascinated with cats and wedding pictures which are reflected in his works in various mannerisms and renditions. Bhaskaran himself says, "I have been influenced by the works of several artists. Matisse, Paul Klee, the German artist Egon Schick... all powerful people in terms of painting. But ultimately my work is my own. People ask me what message I intend conveying through my paintings. I cannot tell them anything. For I feel that a painter's job is merely to paint. He is not a priest to preach."