Painting – Hiraman Urweti – Gond 12 – 11.69 x 16.53 inches – Gond on Paper
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Gond painting by artist Hiraman Urweti
About the artist:
A soft spoken and hardworking, Hiraman Urweti was born in 1980 in Sonpuri, Madhya Pradesh. He has been practicing Gond art form for over 2 decades now.
Urweti started working from a young age when he was forced to discontinue his high school education as his family could not afford the same. Despite his hardships, Urweti worked and learned gond art under the tutelage of master Jangarh Singh Shamji. All his artworks are painted on handmade paper or canvas using acrylic paints.
The artist is trying to revive the tradition of Gond Art form and regularly conducts workshops and training sessions for adults and children. He has been commissioned to paint several murals for schools and offices.
Urweti has won several awards in India including the President’s Award.