Sadaanandan (b. 1965)
A two year Drawing & Painting Diploma in Fine Art, specialized in Kerala MuralPainting (1989 batch) of the Gurvayoor Devaswom Mural Institute where hestudied under the tutorship of Shri Mummiyoor Krishnankutti Nair, and an M.F.A(painting) were the add-on qualifications for Sadaanandan. From his youth, he hadalways known that he would be a painter.While he was engaged in the restoration and renovation of ancient murals atthe Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, he was exposed to contemporary art at theCollege of Fine Arts in Trivandrum. His style underwent a diametric change as hereconciled modern technique with traditional artistic styles and themes.He has exhibited at Prithvi in Mumbai, and at Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad,Lalit Kala Akademi Art Gallery Chennai, Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi, CymrozaArt Gallery, Mumbai, Right Lines Art Gallery, Bangalore and Kerala Lalit KalaAcademy Gallery Trichur & Chennai; and at Concern India Foundation, Mumba& Pune, Hacienda Art Gallery ,Mumbai, many camps; 9 Indian Artists Group showat Casa De la India, Spain (2009 ) Univ. of Valladolid, Embassy of India; among aprofusion of other prestigious galleries and shows. This multi-talented artist isalso a cartoonist and book illustrator. He has won the All Kerala Creative ArtistsAssociation’s award for 2001.A large number of private and corporate collectionsflaunt his work, apart from many murals.