If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Photography
an Artist working in the field for the last 40 years. My paintings are figurative and semi abstract
About my artwork
Born in a 1944 in a tiny village of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Swamy had his Fine Arts training from his father, Shri V. Venkateswarlu, an eminent Artist. He has passed Higher Grades in Free Hand Out line & Model Drawing, Painting, and Interior decoration. Shri Swamy has settled and working in Hyderabad for the last four decades.
With over 2,000 paintings in water/oil colour both in traditional and modern styles done on paper and canvas to his credit, Shri Swamy organized 19 one man shows on the themes of "Village", "Rocks", " Nature & Environment", "Electrical Power", "Nehru and his Vision", "Hyderabad-400 years", "Bull fight" and "50 Years of Indian Independence" "Ganesha" besides general themes in various parts of the Country and also participated in a number of group shows. His works are in collection in New Delhi, USA, USSR, West Germany, UK, and many other Indian and foreign dignitaries, private collections.)
Developed a unique craft of Egg-Shell engraving. Shri Swamy's works received commendation in the field of Fine Arts from eminent personalities like S/Shri R. Venkataraman, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lalbahdur Sastry, Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, Dr. Gustav Husaq, Breznev, V.V. Giri, Edward Heath, Dr. S. Radhakrishan, Dr. Zakir Hussain etc., The list goes on…
He has also received a number of awards in the field of Fine Arts and was honoured by the Andhra Association and Andhra Educational Society, New Delhi in 1982. He was also honoured by Smt. G.T. Tumen Bava, External Affairs Minister of Kirgia, USSR, and His Excellency Rebort Arbuthnott, Minister for Cultural Affairs, British High Commission, British Council Division. For his outstanding contribution in the field of Fine Arts, Shri V. V. Swamy was honoured with the 'Ugadi Puraskar 1998' by the Delhi Telugu Academy, which was presented to him by the Vice President of India. Sri Swamy's name was recorded in the 'Limca Book of Records' in 1993 edition.
Author of several research papers, articles and literary works, Public Relations and Fine Arts, Shri Swamy's books – "Poetic Biography of Hyderabad" and "My Inner Vision" were acclaimed by one and all in the literary circles. Shri Swamy received the 'Honorary Doctorate in Literature' for his English Poetry Book – "For Hyderabad" at the World Congress of Poets held at Sydney, Australia during 2001.
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.