Lakshman Chavan

Lakshman Suryabhan Chavan Born in 1981, comes from Pimpalgaon (Ghat), Beed district in Marathwada region, Maharashtra. Lakshman has grown up in a laboring family and he is the first from his family who holds graduation and achieved a degree in fine art.

He has completed his Art Teacher Diploma (A.T.D)from Kailas Kalaniketan Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Beed in 2004, G.D. Art diploma in drawing and painting from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 2010 and Dip. A. Ed. (Diploma in Art Education) from Kalasagar Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune in 2011. Lakshman also enrolled in the Sculpture department at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 2012 but due to the financial difficulties he had to leave the education in two years of course and he then continued his painting.

Lakshman had his debut solo in Pradarshak art gallery, Mumbai in 2009 after that solo in Rudraksh art gallery, Pune in 2010, Nehru Center art gallery, Mumbai in 2011, ‘Art Plaza’, Mumbai in 2011, Trident art walk art gallery in Hotel Oberoi, Mumbai in 2013 and 2016, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai in 2017. He also did for several group shows in many places like Scribble Artists Association, Hyderabad in 2008, Pune Festival, Pune in 2010, Lalit Kala Akademi and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2012, Chatak-professional artists exhibition and Art Fusion at Nehru Centre art gallery, Mumbai in 2014, International Kalamela by Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2018.

He has received many prestigious national level awards and fellowships, award for painting by Pune festival, Pune in 2010, Maharashtra State Award by the State government of Maharashtra in 2020, Bombay Art Society in 2020, Scholarship for art practice by Surbhi Nag Foundation, Nagpur in 2011. Along with these awards he has been invited for many art camps such as Srujan art camp, Baramati in 2007, South Central Zone camp in Khajuraho in 2008, Open space workshop Pune in 2009, Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2013.

At present Lakshman Chavan works and lives from Mumbai.