Viswanadhan Velu


Born in Kerala in 1940 and trained at the College of Arts and Crafts in Madras, Viswanadhan Velu was one of the founder members of the Cholamandal Artists' Village there.

Viswanadhan looks at his work as an individual journey and an exploration. Though his early work is figurative, the artist evolved his vocabulary over time through experiments with abstract and geometric forms. In the late 1960s, Viswanadhan, inspired by the...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Chevalier des Arts et Letters
  • 1986 Grand Prix de Cinema du Reel,...
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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 22 Details

    Art Rises for Kerala Live Fundraiser Auction 18 January 2019

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Casein on canvas

    78.75 x 78.75 in

    Winning bid
    $17,391
    Rs 12,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 153 Details

    Auction 2002 (May) 13-16 May 2002

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    31 x 31 in



    Lot 27 Details

    Auction 2000 (November) 24 Nov-1 Dec 2000

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    19.75 x 25.25 in




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    Lot 51 Details

    No-reserve Auction of Art 4-5 August 2015

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper pasted on board

    11 x 11 in

    Winning bid
    $1,205
    Rs 75,930
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 10 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art 30-31 March 2015

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Watercolour on handmade paper pasted on board

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    Winning bid
    $780
    Rs 48,360
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)



    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 522 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    19.75 x 25.5 in




    Lot 523 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    27 x 38 in




    Lot 524 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Viswanadhan Velu

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    25 x 35 in







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