P.V. Janakiram1961/1961

Cholamandal Artists' Village

Cholamandal Artists' Village
Chennai, India

Janakiram made a name for himself in welded and beaten copper sheet sculpture. However, his early work was in cement concrete. This work is typical of his earlier series done in cement. It depicts a horse and a rider. The version in bronze is in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.


  • Title: Rider
  • Creator: P.V. Janakiram
  • Date Created: 1961/1961
  • Location: Cholamandal Artists’ Village Injambakkam, Chennai, India.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Pattinated Cement
  • Movement: Madras Movement
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1930/1995
  • Artist Biography: 1930 Born in Madras. 1953 Diploma in Painting, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1962 Received a Diploma in Sculpture. 1964-66 National Award of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1973 Grand Prix at 2nd Biennale of Small Plastics, Budapest, Hungary. 1995 Passes away at Madras.

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