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Resume of the Artist: Mr.Prakash Bhende.

Mr. Prakash Bhende born on 10th May 1942 has been a painter for more than 40 years.

He specializes in fresco style paintings. Frescoes are inscribed cave paintings prevalent since 5th century.

The caves of Ajanta & Ellora are fine examples of Fresco painting. Surprisingly ,45 years ago when Prakash Bhende had just heard of Ajanta/Ellora and cave temples in India, he discovered that his paintings had close resemblance with those present in this caves.Being a versatile painter he decided to specialize on Fresco Style art technique and began his own study of cave temples of India.

1962 He was Chief Designer for major Textile Companies viz. Garden Silk Mills, Reliance Group, Standard Mills, Vijaylin & Ellora Silk Mills.

1967 He Started career as a Painter.

1968 He held his First Solo Exhibition of Paintings at Chetna Jahangir Art Gallery which was inaugurated by Shri Acharya Atre.( A Great Indian leader)

1978 Introduced the Multi-colour screen printing on Sunmica for the first time in India for Caprihans Ltd. and Standard Laminates.

1979 Started a Film Production and Distribution Company. Since then produced and directed Six well-known Marathi Feature Films. A Well-known and respected personality in Marathi Film Industry. Introduced many Artist and Technicians viz. Nana Patekar, Sudesh Bhosale, Resham Sheth & etc.

1992 Maharashtra State Government Award for Best Art Work.

2004 One man show titled "Flash Back " at Nehru Center Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai which was inaugurated by Shri Balasaheb Thakare.

2005 One Man Show on 21st January 2005 Exhibition at Leela Art Gallery, Sahar Airport, Mumbai for Tsunami relief fund which was inaugurated by Mr. R.R.Patil, Dy. Chief Minister of Maharashtra. A donation of rupees one lakh was donated for tsunami victims.

2005 Participated in Monsoon Show organized by Nandan Arts with a group of 60 renowned Artist form India held at Nehru Art gallery, Mumbai.

2005 Participant in Auction held for Flood Affected Victims held in India Art Gallery, Pune.

2005 Participated in Ganesha's Exhibition in Mumbai Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006 solo Exhibition at Nehru Art Centre, London, U.K.

2006 Forthcoming Exhibition is a solo show as a residential artist in Agora Art Gallery, Newyork, U.S.

2006 Participant in Harmony Art Show 2005 of Harmony Foundation, Mumbai by Tina Anil Ambani.

2006 One Man Show on 3RD July 2006 in The Nehru Center, London which included special painting collection of paintings on Buddha being a celebration of 2550th year of Buddha’s Mahaparinarvana.(Enlightment Year )

2007 Solo show on 11 June 2007 in Museum Art Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai. Which was inaugurated by Hon. Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh (Chief Minister of Maharashtra State).

2007 Solo show on 18 Dec 2007 in Indus Vista Art Gallery, Mumbai. A show where all dignitaries like Shri Uddhav Thakrey, Kunal Kohli, Kiran Shantaram & many others showed their presence.

2008 Show on 23 June 2008 at Artists Center, Mumbai. Inaugurated by Nitin Desai (Art Director ) & Chief Guest Kanchan Adhikari (Producer & Director)

2009 Show on 13 October 2009 Soul Breathing, at Artist Center, Mumbai. Inaugurated by Dr. Jagnnathrao Hegde,(Ex. Sheriff of Mumbai), Actress Smita Jaikar.

2009 For Marathi Film State award stood as a jury for final 20 films.

2010 9 Feb 2010 The Exhibition Inaugurated Ex.Chief Minister Ashokrao Chavan, Varsha Usgaonkar, Mrunal Kulkarni, Mahesh Mangrekar.

2010 12 Dec 2010 The Musium Art Gallery Inaugurated to Filmstar Jackie Shroff, Mukesh Rishi, Mrunal Kulkarni, Resham Tipnis, Prakash Bhende & Uma Bhende.

2011 17 oct 2011 Jahagir Art Gallery solo Show Inanguarated by Famous Singer Sudesh Bhosle, Vaishali Samant, Actress Smita Jaykar, Smita Gavankar & Actor Girish Oak, Prakash Bhende, Mrs. Praflla Dahanukar.

2011 17 Nov 2011 India Art Festival at Nehru Center Exhibition Inanguarate by hon.Shri. Harshvardhan Patil (Min. Maharashtra), Rajendra Patil, Prakash Bhende & Uma Bhende.

2014 Kohinoor continental Art Gallery Group Exhibition

2014 JS Art Gallery Solo Exhibition Inanguarate by Ranjeet (Film Actor)

2014 KBC Complex Group Exhibition

Collection of paintings with:
Mafatlal Group,
Garden Silk Mills,
Swarup Group of Industry.
Goyanka Group of Industries .
Visual Arts .U.k.
GTL Group - Manoj Tirodkar.
MTDC Tourisam - Maharashtra.
and many Dignitararies and Art Lovers in India and Abroad.
and many others.

Contact on:+919322736066 / 022- 24075822 / 9699804151
Email: prakashbhende@gmail.com

Art Gallery And Studio Address:
18 / B-Kitte Bhandari Hall Bldg.,
Shop No. 2, Gokhale Road,
North - Dadar (W).
Mumbai - 28.