Rare honor for the city artist: Ramteke’s exhibition at NGMA | Nagpur News

Nagpur: veteran Central Indian artist and portrait painter Dr Pramodbabu Ramteke’s selected works from his six-decade creative journey have been on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Fort, Mumbai, since the last week of September.
Ramteke was selected by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for this “retrospective exhibition” at the NGMA which is considered an award of excellence in the world of art and painting.
The ministry selects artists for this exhibition based on the artist’s utmost devotion and service to the fine arts.
“It is a rare honor for any painter. Canvas and color have been synonymous with my life for over sixty years now. I would like to continue working for as many years as possible, ”said Ramteke.
Ramteke is a Nagpurian born and an alumnus of the Sir JJ School of Arts from where he obtained his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting in 1975. He was part of the institution as a professor and then took his retired as director of painting department at Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya Government, Nagpur.
Ramteke is known to have painted the portrait of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar which was officially accepted by the government. The same can be seen in public establishments.
Entitled “Open Mind – A Retrospective of Pramod Ramteke”, this exhibition is a milestone not only for him but also for the fine arts of Nagpur. Ramteke has now joined the league of Indian pillars of modern art. NGMA will send its catalog to international art galleries as a prominent Indian artist. The exhibition will end on November 20 at the Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall of NGMA in Mumbai.


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