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Brilliant artist, endearing teacher - Mahurkar

Ambadas Mahurkar is one of the few talented artists of India,Ambadas Mahurkar who can do wonders with water colours and produce amazing landscapes. A renowned and gifted artist, Mahurkar leads a simple life as a painting instructor.

Born in Maharashtra, in his grand mother's place in 1933, Mahurkar grew up in Hyderabad and later settled here. He has chosen the challenging medium of water colours as his weapon to mould his career. He has been painting for the past four decades, capturing every mood of nature and man, which he so vividly expresses in his work, using a technique of his own. By attaining true mastery of the medium, he has shown what patient perseverance and talent can achieve. He derives all his happiness from his work. His expertise in bringing all shades on canvas with water colours to produce many imaginary landscapes which though not seen anywhere seems very real.

Ethereal work from the unassuming  artistHe is not only a gifted artist, but is also a dedicated teacher. His works create a complete awareness and inspiration in young, old, rich and the poor, as he shares his talent with them. He worked as a Drawing Teacher in Little Flower School here in Hyderabad for 37 years and retired in 1991. As part of his teaching profession, he started an Art school called Kala Mandir, near St Francis College for Women, at Begumpet in 1980.

This art school has moulded many a young artist into a professional. He is known as a charming teacher who nurtures creativity in his students by allowing them to experiment. He possesses a rare simplicity and humility. This has helped him to contribute invaluable service to the world of water colours.

He has won many State and National level awards and has given many solo as well as group exhibitions all over India since 1974. He was honoured with the Chitra Kala Kaushal by Yogavedanta Forest University - Rishikesh in 1958. He has also received many awards from different organisations including the the All India Art Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society, All India Drawing Teachers Association, All India Contemporary Miniatures Exhibition and also a Veteran Artist Award.

No doubt, Mahurkar is not only a brilliant artist but also an endearing teacher.

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