Sam Adaikalasamy (b.1951)
Born in Thanjvur, Tamil Nadu, Adaikalasamy spent his childhood and schooling inMalaysia. He trained in arts in India at the Colleges of Arts & Crafts, Chennai andKumbakonam as well as at the M.S.University, Baroda between 1970 and 1979.Aformer designer at the Weavers Service Centre, he has taken part in severalgroup painting shows including the National Exhibition of Arts continuously from1976 to1994, 2nd Art Biennale, Bangladesh, Major Trends in Indian Art, Ccelebrating50 Years of Indian Independence, Festival of Paintings at Cannes-sur-Mer, Franceand terracotta and ceramic shows. A Museum for paintings of Sam Adaikalasamyhas been established at the Hastha Shilpa Campus at Manipal, Karnataka. He heldhis first one-man show recently.