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Atul Dodiya


Born in 1959 in Mumbai, Atul Dodiya is widely considered as one of India’s most significant artists. Trained in both Mumbai and Paris, he became known in the 90s for hyperrealist paintings depicting middle-class Indian life and for his watercolour series on Mahatma Gandhi.  Dodiya has had more than 30 solo shows in India and abroad, which includes a mid career retrospective at Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Tokyo in 2001, a solo show in Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid in 2002, at the Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, US in 2013, a major survey show of his work at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2013, and at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2014-15.  Dodiya lives and works in Mumbai.