Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar

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Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar

Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar (1891–1967) was an Indian artist, famous for his sculptures. He is best known for his statues of Shivaji. A museum has been set up at his house in Sasavne village near Alibag. His father was a farmer. In the village of Sasavane a Shilpalaya is in the name of Vinayak. he was fond of making sculptures right from his childhood. He made a picture of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Ram temple in his village. At that time Otto Rothfeld was the district collector of Sasavane. He admitted Vinayak to J J college in Mumbai. Then Karmarkar acquired the first rank there. He undertook a study tour several times. The most famous among his other sculptures are 'Shankha-Dhwani', 'Matsya-Kanya', and 'Humjoli'. His style was realistic[3]

He is a winner of the 1964 Padma Shri Award.


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