K.G. Subramanyan born 1924.
Consultant to the Handloom Board, 1960’s.
Associated with the National Institute of Design .
President of the Craft Council of India, 1974 - 1976.
Elected, World Craft Council, 1975.
Delegate, World Craft Council, Asian Assembly, Sydney, 1975 and General Assembly, Oaxtepec, Mexico, 1976.
Visited Canada on a lecture tour of the Canadian Universities, 1976.
Visited China, guest of the Chinese Artists’ Association, 1985.
Christensen Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, 1987 - 1988.
Widely exhibited in India and abroad.
Three retrospective exhibitions: Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, 1981,
Delhi, 1984. Awarded: Medallion of Honorable Mention, Sao Paulo Biennale, 1961.
Gold Medal, first Indian Triennale 1968.
Padma Shri, Govt. of India, 1975.
Kalidas Samman, 1981.
Aban-Gagan Puraskar, 1991.
Honorary Doctorate of Lit., Rabindra Bharati University and Benares Hindu University.
Fellow of the National Lalit Kala Akademi and Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi.
KG Subramanyan has shown widely nationally and internationally and his works are in numerous well known collections in India and abroad. Work includes works on paper, oils on canvas and terracotta sculptures. He moved to Santiniketan as Professor of Painting at Kala Bhavan in 1980. On his retirement in 1989, he was made Professor Emeritus. He continues to live and work in Santiniketan, Bengal, India.