Manu Parekh

Born in 1939 in Ahmedabad. He received a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai in 1962. In his earlier years as an artist he supported himself by acting on stage in Mumbai, and also worked as a stage designer in Ahmedabad. He joined Weaver's Service Center, Bombay, as an Art designer in1963. Design Consultant for Handicraft and Handloom export Corporation of India in Calcutta, 1965-74 and in Delhi, 1974-1989. Member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta. Member of the General Council, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi. Member of Advisory Committee, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1997 - 1998. Selected in Jury for Lalit Kala Academi, 1999. Manu Parekh, one of the painting veterans of India has been a recipient of multiple honors including the Padma Shree, Birla Academy Award, National Lalit Kala Akademi Award and several others. He lives and works in New Delhi.