Born in Basholi, a small town in Jammu, one can trace three significant influences in Raghu Vyas’s works. The first is linked to his roots in Basholi, famous for its Pahari miniature paintings. The detailed nuances of colours and form seen in his work reflect this influence. The second is at a spiritual level where he surrenders to Krishna in his paintings. Third, he is deeply inspired by the pictorial arrangements and techniques of renaissance art. Held 25 one man shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Toronto, London. Participated in various group shows in India and abroad. Participated in National and International exhibitions. Participated in a group exhibition at ‘The Nehru Centre’, London in June 1999. Series ‘A Journey Down the Ganga’ exhibited at Art Indus, Delhi - 1998. Collections with various National and International corporate houses in India and abroad. He has recently done 24 paintings for Hyatt Regency Kolkata and Mumbai. Curetting exhibition based on realism at Hyatt Regency Delhi from the last ten years. Orgainsed two exhibitions tribute to Raja Ravi Varma in Delhi and Mumbai in 2004 and 2005. Participated in a group exhibition in Mumbai in January 2006 organised by “The Company Theatre”.Participated in an art exhibition in Singapore in February 2006 sponsored by Gallery Art Positive Delhi.
Jamini Roy Awards in Kolkata. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, awarded the Senior Fellowship for two years -1998 to 2000. Travel : Canada, Greece, London, Rome, USA, Netherlands, Nepal. 2001 : Made 50-minute Documentary Film Rasamanjari for the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Presented a painting to sentor Mr. Jesse Helms in 1999 for Indo-US co-operation sent by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Former Prime Minister of India). 2007,Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam,President of India and Collected the painting Titled “Gateway to Heaven II”for Rashrapati Bhawan,New Delhi.
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