Chelian D.

Born 13-7-1961, Rayandoor, Thanjavur Dt. Tamil Nadu, India. Bachelor of Fine Arts- Painting First Class, First Rank. Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

1981- First award in all India Art Exhibition of Chitrakala Nikethan, Andrapradesh.
1982- Govt. College of Arts & Crafts- Award, Kumbakonam.
1984-First Award in Thanjavur Medical College Exhibition, Thanjavur.
1985-Best Out going student Award of Tamilnadu Ovia Nunkalaikuzhu, Chennai.
1998-“Best Painting Artist Award 1998” Bharath Culture, Chennai.
1999-“Kalai Gnayiru” Title of honour awarded by Thiruvalluvar Ilakiamandram, Chennai.
1999-“ Outstanding Young Person” Award- Thanjavur Junior Chamber, Thanjavur.
2004-Prestigious Camlin Art Foundation. South Zone Award in Professional Category-Bangalore.
2005-“Thoorigai Thooduvan” Title of Honour awarded by “ Vasal Illakiyamandram”-Chennai.
He has conducted 22 one man shows and nearly 30 group shows all over Indiaand abroad. Participated in many exhibitions at State and Nationallevel and in 11 Artist Camps and morethan 10 workshops at State andRegional level in India. Collection of paintings and sculptures are in many countries in the world including Government Museums and art Galleries in India.