Renowned artist TB Solabakkanavar no more


Team Udayavani, Nov 19, 2020, 10:19 AM IST

Haveri: Internationally renowned artist Prof. T.B.Solabakkanavar passed away on Thursday, November 19 at a private hospital in Hubli. He was 73.

Solabakkanavar was suffering from age-related ailments, informed family sources.

In 1986, he created 120*4 feet long painting opposing atomic bombs and wars which depicted the massive destruction of the earth. This painting was exhibited throughout India and other parts of the World. This painting’s video was also been exhibited during the International Conference on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day in Japan.

Solabakkanavar served as a professor in Fine Arts College Davangere and took the voluntary retirement in 1990 and plunged into the folk and sculpture field.

He had designed several artistic gardens in many parts of India. He has received several awards in the field of arts and culture like Karnataka Janapada and Yakshagana Academy Award, Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, and Karnataka Lalithakala Academy Honorary Award etc.

He believed that Art is the reflection of the society and Mirror of the society and Art is an aesthetics combined with social responsibility.

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