Latika Katt

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Latika Katt
Born (1954-03-12) 12 March 1954 (age 60)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Education The Doon School
Banaras Hindu University
Baroda College of Art
Known for Sculpture
Awards Lalit Kala Academy Award

Latika Katt (born 1948) is an Indian sculptor who specializes in stone carving, metal casting and bronze sculpting.[1] She is most notable for winning the Beijing Art Bienalle Award.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Latika graduated from The Doon School, an all-boys school in Dehradun. She has publicly admitted that being a minority in an all-boys school gave her confidence and courage in her later years.[4] She then moved on to Baroda College of Art to pursue Bachelor's in Fine Art, where she graduated with First Class honours in 1971.[5] Her talent was spotted by Indira Gandhi during an art exhibition, who later encouraged her to take sculpting as a profession.[6] She taught at Jamia Millia Islamia and Banaras Hindu University for many years starting 1981 and is currently the Head of Department of Fine Arts at Jamia Millia Islamia.[7] She lives and works from Delhi and Banaras.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • Gujrat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad, 1973.
  • All India Fine Arts and Crafts, 1974.
  • Society, New Delhi, 1975 and 1976.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1974.
  • Honoured as one of the Five Distinguished Women of Baroda, 1975.
  • International Women's Show at Artists Centre, Bombay, 1975.
  • A.P. Council of Artists, Hyderabad, 1976.
  • National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.karmayog.in/events/sites/default/files/Final_Catalog.pdf
  2. ^ "In the News". Artnewsnviews.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Indian wins Beijing Art Biennale award". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Material Queen". Indian Express. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Ms. Latika Katt, Department of Fine Arts". Old.jmi.ac.in. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  6. ^ Kusumita Das (2011-03-07). "An iron will gets moulded in stone". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Ms. Latika Katt, Department of Fine Arts". Old.jmi.ac.in. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  8. ^ "IBNLive". Features.ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

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