The South Asian Times

17 December 2018 01:02 AM

Indian bureaucrat's painting to go to Louvre

By Prakash Bhandari

Kiran Soni Gupta, a senior bureaucrat from Rajasthan who is a versatile artist, has achieved a distinction in her art career. She is the first artist from Rajasthan who will get the honor to showcase her work at the world’s most coveted platform -- Le Louvre. Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a landmark of Paris, France.

Her painting titled "Pooja Time" has been selected for display at the Louvre. Societe Nationale Des Beaux-Arts (SNBA) has selected her artwork for a prestigious exposition to run from Dec 13 to 16, 2012 under the patronage of François Hollande, President of France.

Kiran says ‘Pooja Time’ depicts a group of women going to the temple on a religious festival day.

As an artist, Kiran has received many honors such as "Kala Samridhi Award 2010", “Artist of the Year 2009" and “Kala Shiromani Award" in 2008. One of her paintings on ‘Famine’ depicting its impact on women and children in India won the National Award in 2003. The artist has held more than two dozen solo art shows in major cities in India and in foreign venues including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, and Tehran.

Kiran is an IAS officer posted in Jaipur and an alumna of The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Update: 21 Sep, 2012


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