Marta Jakimowicz Poland-born art expert was selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by the Karnataka Lalithakala Academy on 10 November 2016.All the winners will be honoured with the cash prize of 50000 rupees. This is the second successive year when the award winners would be given a sum of Rs. 50,000.
- Two years ago when Rs. 10000 was given as reward, the academy’s Lifetime Award winners in 2014 protested against the cash award granted by the Department of Kannada and Culture.
About Marta Jakimowicz :
Marta started writing art reviews in the 1980s for various publications in Bengaluru.Initially she wrote in Polish on traditional Indian culture, mythology and art and started Sanskrit translations into English.
- She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and holds an MA in Indology (Sanskrit, contemporary Indian languages, classical art and cultural studies) from Warsaw University. Presently, she is settled in Bengaluru.
- She has also studied Indian art history and has written the Metamorphoses of Indian Gods.
- In the last 15 years, she has arranged a number of art exhibitions for galleries in Bengaluru, Delhi and Bombay.
- Apart from Marta Jakimowicz, Portrait artist Baburao V Nadoni from Belagavi, and KK Makali from Bellary were also selected for the award.
- Baburao V Nadoni from Belagavi is a national award-winner in portrait art and has also served in several senior positions in various government art institutions.
- KK Makali, who was born in Bagalkot district, has designed many Kannada book covers of the university publications and been the judge in important art showcases in Mysuru and Hampi.
Karnataka Lalithakala Academy Art camp
To celebrate the golden jubilee of the Karnataka Lalithakala Academy, a children’s art camp will be organized on November 14 in 13 districts of Karnataka.
- About 100 children from various government schools will participate in the camp.
- The theme of the camp is ‘My parents.’
- In Bengaluru, nearly 300 children will take part.
- All the drawings will be on display from Varna Gallery of the academy to Town Hall on the main road for public viewing and will be documented for record.