Shree Lal Joshi
Born: 5 March 1931
Died: 2 March 2018
- He was an Indian Chippa caste artist of phad painting, a form of popular folk painting of Rajasthan.
- He discovered many new techniques and painted quite original and meaningful compositions.
- He was also renowned for his fresco-style wall paintings as well as Phad.
- He received the National Award for his Wall Painting at Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Elephants, horses, lions, and women with pitchers on their heads were the usual motifs of his painting.
- A long association with Komal Kothari, Kapila Vatsyayan and Jyotindra Jain inspired Joshi to experiment and innovate.
- He earned many international and national awards.
- He received the Padma Shri award in 2006 and the Shilpaguru award (2007).
- The Government of India issued a Rs. 5/- postal stamp on his famous creation- Phad of Shri Devnarayan.
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March 5, 2020