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M. Senathipathi (b.1939)
 
M. Senathipathi is a founding member of the Cholamandal artist village and is one of the most individual figurative painters in South India. Drawing on the imagery and oral traditions of the epic stories, fables and hindu mythology, the artist developed his highly impressionable and distinctive style built on fluid lyrical line, colour and dense pattern. His subjects though epic in nature echo human sentiments and are a product of his rich imagination and emotional vernacular. The artist is also versatile in using metal relief for his subjects.
 
Senathipathi received his Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, in 1965. In 1988 he received a British Council grant to travel to London, France, Holland, Belgium and West Germany. 
 
He has exhibited in a solo capacity at  Sunnyvale, California ,  USA and  at Dakshinchitra  for Art Chennai 2012,  Artworld, Chennai 2008 & 2006, Vinnyasa art gallery, Chennai, 2004, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1992 & 1996, Cholamandal artists’ village, Chennai, 1995, Gallerie 88, Calcutta, 1993, Chola Sheraton, Chennai, 1991, The Grindlays art gallery, Chennai, 1988, Maxmuller Bhavan, Bangalore, 1984, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 1982 and Max Muller Bhavan, Chennai 1978.
 
Some of his group shows include Cholamandal Center of Contemporary Art for Art Chennai, 2014, Confluence – Indian Contemporary Arts, New York, USA by Prakrit Art Gallery, Chennai, Time and Space art gallery, Bangalore, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of culture, Kolkata, Cholamandal artists’ village, Chennai  in 2013, Prakrit art gallery, Chennai, Galerie selective art, Paris in 2012,  Osians master pieces series at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Venkatappa art gallery, Bangalore, Vinnyasa art gallery, Chennai, Gallerie Sara  Arakkal, Bangalore in 2010, ‘Oh Hanuman‘, Forum Art Gallery, Chennai in 2009, The Madras Canvas at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai in 2007, 2008 & 2009, Mapping the South  by Vinnyasa art gallery ,Chennai in 2005 & 2006, Osian’s Masterpieces at Shridharani gallery, New Delhi in 2001, 2003 & 2004, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai in 1975, 1983, 1985  & 1994, Venkatappa art gallery , Bangalore in 1979, Sridharani art gallery, New Delhi in 1974 and Museum gallery, Chennai in 1965.
 
M.Senathipathi has received awards from Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai in 1981, Senior fellowship from Govt of India, 1984 – 85 and Kalaichemmal award from Govt of Tamilnadu, 2008. He is the President of Artist handicrafts association, Cholamandal artists’ village, Chennai and a member of lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, General council member of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi & committee member, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai 1984 – 85, Member of the jury, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai 1987 - 88 & 1995.
 
The artist lives and works in Chennai.
 
ConCurrenCe - January 2 - 4 , 2013
The Madras Canvas @ KL - April 1 - 30 , 2010
Alay Payudhey - November 23 - 30 , 2013
1 x 1 of a kind - December 6 - 18 , 2014
IAF2014 - November 27 - 30 , 2014
Modernist Paradigms | Nativist Leanings - March 14 - 23 , 2015
PLETHORA OF GODS - October 14 - 14 , 2015
IAF - Delhi 2016 - January 14 - 17 , 2016
IAF - Mumbai 2016 - October 6 - 9 , 2016
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M. Senathipathi