Mohan Samant (b.1924 Goregaon, Mumbai, IN. d. 2004, New York City, US) received a Diploma from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai (1952) - the same year that Samant joined the Progressive Artists Group. Awards include the Govenor’s Prize, Bombay Art Society Annual Exhibition (1953); The Gold Medal at the Calcutta Art Society Show and the Lalit Kala Akademi All India Award (1956); A scholarship in Rome (1957-58); Rockefeller fellowship, New York City (1959); Asian American Heritage Award for lifetime achievement in the arts (2000). Selected solo exhibitions: Abby Grey and Indian Modernism Grey Art Gallery, New York University, US (2015); Mohan Samant, presented at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery / Art Foundation (2014); Mohan Samant: Paintings exhibition relating to artist monograph and paintings, Nehru Centre, London, UK (2013). Selected group exhibitions: Contemporary East Indian Artists (1997); The Group of Eight, Contemporary Arts of India, New York, US (1995); Contemporary Indian Art: An Exhibition of the Festival of India, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, UK (1982); Dunn International: 102 Best Painters of the World, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Tate Gallery, London, UK (1963); Progressive Artists’ Group: Gaitonde, Raiba, Ara,Hazarnis, Khanna, Husain, Samant, Gade, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, IN (1963)Trends in Contemporary Painting from India Graham Gallery, New York, US (1963); A Collection of Contemporary Art Museum of Modern Art, New York, US (1961). Samant’s work is held in a number of public collections and archives including Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, IN; National Gallery of Modern Art,(NGMA), New Delhi, IN; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, IN and Museum of Modern Art, New York, US.
Last updated: 11.01.2018