Best known Painter
We present details about a prominent
senior artist from Chennai, South India. K.M.ADIMOOLAM
born in 1938, he obtained his Diploma in Fine
Arts from the Govt. College of Arts & Crafts,
Chennai and eventually won several awards:
- Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi Award 1963,64,65,78;
- National award: 1979;
- Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 1963;
- Bombay Arts Society 1965, 66;
- Hyderabad Arts Society 1965, 66;
- Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta 1973.
He was a Jury member for the
National Exhibition of art 1993. Besides a number
of solo shows he has participated in important
group shows at home and abroad. He has visited
Britain. France and Turkey; two books have been
published on his drawings and paintings. Major
collections: National Gallery of Modern Art, New
Delhi. Associated with Modern Tamil Writers group,
since 1966 and has done large number of illustrations,
book covers and layouts.
According to Adimoolam art/literature/music
are part of life. For him there have been many
happy moments , such as achieving recognition
and appreciation, evoking a new strength in him.
" As an artist I enjoy my freedom and refuse
to compromise and bend under pressure. Seeing
great heritage monuments make me realize how our
craftsmen and artists had enjoyed artistic freedom.
I am part of the society , what happens in it
affects me too; I may donate a painting for a
worthy cause, but I do not paint to please any