Sambhaji Kadam (artist)

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Sambhaji Kadam (born 5 November 1932 in Deogarh, Maharashtra State) is a professor, former dean of the J.J School of Art in Mumbai,[1] and a portrait painter,[2] musician, poet[3] and art and literary[4] critic.

Education: G. D Art, (Drawing & Painting)Mumbai, 1956.

Appointed as a teacher in the Dept. of Drawing & Painting of Sir. J.J School of Art, Mumbai. 1957. Appointed as a professor in Drawing & Painting, 1973. Appointed as the Dean, Sir. .J. J School of Art, Mumbai. 1977.

Requested for voluntary retirement to devote fully to Painting, writing and music- 1980.



Won awards including Dolly Cursetji's competition in 1956 as a student. Won several prizes in the exhibition of the Bombay Art Society and State Art Exhibitions of Maharashtra.


Gallery Oasis, Mumbai- 1969. Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore - 1985. Chetana Art Gallery, Mumbai- 1988. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai- 1997.

Paintings in Collection[edit]

  • Nagpur Museum, Nagpur.
  • Government of Karnataka.
  • Larsen & Tubro.
  • Gadkari Rangaytan, Thane.
  • Dr. M.D Deshmukh.

Portrait Demonstrations[edit]

Nootan Kala Mandir, Mumbai- 1958. Raheja School Of Art, Bandra, Mumbai- 1959, 1977, 1982. Dept. of English, Mumbai University, 1971, 1973. Kala Niketan, Kolhapur- 1978. Dalvi's Institute of Art, Kolhapur- 1978. Dept. of Painting, Udaipur University, 1977. Rajasthan school of art, Jaipur- 1978. Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh. M.P - 1975, 1977, 1978. Chitrakala MAhavidyalaya, Nagpur- 1979. Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune- 1977, 81, 82, 86, 87, 88, 91. Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore - 1985.

Achievements as art critic.[edit]

  • Started writing Art-criticism, under the pen-name "Virupaksha" in tha "Mauj", a prestigious weekly in Marathi, Since, 1958.which was considered as the most unbias and illuminating.
  • He started writing by his own name since, 1961, in the "Satyakatha" and other periodicals in Marathi, Devoted Seriously to Literature and Art.


"Palasban" book of poems in Marathi, published by "Mauj". He has directed a play " Aarsa Bolto", in Marathi, the first one-act play by the Marathi Play Writer & poet Shri. C.T. Khanolkar, Where the dramatic talent of Shri. Amol Palekar, the then student of Sir. J.J School of Art, was discovered for the first time.

Achievements as a musician and musicologist[edit]

Known as a Harmonium soloist. He has written articles on music, discussing the musicological and aesthetic problems. He has also studied Musicology, especially the "Shruti" intervals or the micro-tonic intervals in Indian music.


  1. ^ "A visual harmony". The Times of India. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Maharashtra (Marg Publications) 37 (1): 201. 1985. OCLC 500246882.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Poetry India (Parichaya Trust) 1–2: 60. 1966. ISSN 0032-2075.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Indian writing today (Nirmala Sadanand Publishers) (1-6): 43. 1967. ISSN 0019-6495.  Missing or empty |title= (help)