Ram V. Sutar

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Ram V. Sutar

Sculptor Ram V. Sutar, now in his nineties hails from Dhulia District of Maharashtra State. He is a Gold medallist from J. J. School of Art, Bombay. Ram Sutar works with ease and mastery in bronze. He has mastery in realistic sculptures and has been recognized by various countries and Artists from all over the world. His Sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi has been installed in two fifty different countries.

From 1954 to 1958 Shri Ram V. Sutar served in the Department of Archaeology as a modeller for restoration work of sculptures at Ellora and Ajanta Caves where he has restored many of the sculptures.

From 1958 to 1959 he joined Division of Audiovisual publicity, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi as Technical Assistant (Model) in the Exhibition Division.

In 1959 he decided to work as freelance sculptor and made two sculptures for the main gate for Agriculture Fair.

Unassuming and soft spoken Ram takes delight in executing gigantic monumental works. His first triumph was the Chambal Symbolic monument at the Gandhi Sagar Dam. This 45 feet high beautiful sculpture chiseled out of a single block of cemcrete depicts the brotherhood of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru the Prime Minister of India commended this work and wanted Ram Sutar to compete for a similar 50 feet high monumental work in bronze to be erected at Bhakra Dam in the memory of the workers who laid down their lives in fulfilment of this stupendous engineering marvel of modern India. His model on the theme of "Triumph of Labor" was adjudged as the best among the entries of famous Indian sculptors but due to paucity of funds this monument for the Bhakra Dam still remains to be erected and Ram's dream still remains unfulfilled.

The statue of Shri Govind Ballabh Pant overlooking Rafi Marg, New Delhi bears an ample testimony of Mr. Sutar's creative genius. The magnificent 10 feet. high bronze statue is proof enough of the artist's marvelous skill and flawless execution.Read more

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