Village Deity

S. Dhanapal1987/1987

Cholamandal Artists' Village

Cholamandal Artists' Village
Chennai, India

Dhanapal a senior sculptor of the Madras Movement worked in clay and bronze. This work depicts a village deity and the medium is bronze. This work is typical of the frontal sculpture of the movement.


  • Title: Village Deity
  • Creator: S. Dhanapal
  • Date Created: 1987/1987
  • Location: Cholamandal Artists’ Village Injambakkam, Chennai, India.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Movement: Madras Movement
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1919/2000
  • Artist Biography: 1919 Born in Madras. 1935-40 Diploma in painting at the Government School of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1972 Appointed Principal, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1977 Retires as Principal, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras. 1982 Fellowship conferred by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 2000 Passes away in Chennai.

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