V V Swamy
V V Swamy
Hyderabad India
About Me

V.V. SWAMY was born in a tiny village of Andhra Pradesh, India. Shri V.V. Swamy had his fine arts training from his father, Shri V. Venkateswarlu, an eminent artist. Four decades ago Shri Swamy settled in Hyderabad where he continues to live and work.
Shri Swamy has over 2,100 paintings in watercolours, oils and acrylics in traditional and modern styles on paper and canvas to his credit. He has organized 20 solo exhibitions on the themes of Village, Rocks, Nature & Environment, Electrical Power, Nehru and his Vision, Hyderabad 400 years, Bull fight , 50 Years of Indian Independence and Ganesha besides general themes in various parts of the country and also participated in a number of group exhibitions. His works are in collections in New Delhi, USA, USSR, West Germany, UK, and those of many other Indian and foreign dignitaries.
Shri Swamy developed a unique craft of Egg-Shell engraving. His works received commendation in the field of Fine Arts from eminent personalities like S/Shri R. Venkataraman, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lalbahdur Sastry, Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, Dr. Gustav Husaq, Leonid Breznev, V.V. Giri, Edward Heath, Dr. S. Radhakrishan, Dr. Zakir Hussain etc., the list goes on...
He has also received a number of awards in the field of Fine Arts and was honoured by the Andhra Association and Andhra Educational Society, New Delhi in 1982. He was also honoured by Smt. G.T. Tumen Bava, External Affairs Minister of Kirgia, USSR, and His Excellency Rebort Arbuthnott, Minister for Cultural Affairs, British High Commission, British Council Division. For his outstanding contribution in the field of Fine Arts, Shri V. V. Swamy was honoured with the Ugadi Puraskar 1998 by the Delhi Telugu Academy, which was presented to him by the Vice President of India. Sri Swamys name was listed in the Limca Book of Records 1993 edition.
Author of several research papers, articles in literature and Fine Arts, Shri Swamys books Poetic Biography of Hyderabad and My Inner Vision were acclaimed by one and all in the literary circles. Shri Swamy received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature for his English Poetry Book For Hyderabad at the World Congress of Poets held at Sydney, Australia during 2001.

Education

M.A.,D.J.,D.A.P.R.

Events/Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1965 in Guntur, sponsored by United States Information Services
1966 in Hyderabad
1967 in Hyderabad, sponsored by International Club
1968 in Hyderabad
1975 Graphics on Panorama of Power in Hyderabad
1982 My Village in New Delhi
1989 Nehru and his Vision in Hyderabad
1993 Hyderabad - 400 years in Hyderabad
1995 in Hyderabad
1998 50 years of Indian Independence at Alliance Francaise in Hyderabad
1999 Art Folio in Chandigarh
2000
Hyderabad at British Library Art Gallery in Hyderabad
Indus Ind Bank Art Gallery in Chandigarh
ANZ Grindlays Bank Art Gallery in Mumbai
Art Gallery, M.S. University in Baroda
Ravi Shankar Raval Kala Bhavan in Ahmedabad
2001 Grad Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad
2005 ICCR Art Gallery, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
2008 Grand Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad
Renaissance of art gallery, Bangalore
Foreign Participation- Art expo in Newyork & Hongkong

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1972 Exhibition of paintings at BHEL Club, Hyderabad
1973 Exhibition of paintings at BHEL Club, Hyderabad
1974 Exhibition of paintings at BHEL Club, Hyderabad
1975 Three Decades of Art in Andhra Pradesh
1977 Second All India Contemporary Miniature Biennial of A.P. Council of Artists
1980 International Exhibition of Cartoons organized in Vamouri Sheibun, Japan
1996 World Telugu Federation Exhibition.
1997 Telugu University - 2nd State-wide exhibition
1998 Annual Exhibition of Hyderabad Art Society
1999 Telugu University - 3rd State-wide exhibition
2000
Annual Exhibition of Hyderabad Art Society
Telugu University - 4th State-wide exhibition
Affordable Art Show Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai
2006 Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad
Kalakruti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Awards/Honors

Received a number of awards in the field of Fine Arts
Honoured by the Andhra Association, New Delhi in the presence of Shri Pendekanti Venkata Subbaiah, then Honorable Minister for Home Affairs
Honoured by the Andhra Education Society, New Delhi in 1982
Honoured with Mega Citizen Award, 1997
Honoured with Ugadi Puraskar, 1998 by the Delhi Telugu Academy, New Delhi
Honoured by Smt.G.T.Tumen Bava, External Affairs Minister of Kirgia Soviet Socialist Republic, and
His Excellency Mr.Robert Arbuthnott, Minister (Cultural Affairs), British High Commission, British Council Division
Honoured by Salivahana Trust, Cherukuri Group, Hyderabad
LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS, 1993
Mr Swamys name has been listed here for his contribution in the painstaking art of engraving portraits on very delicate eggshells.

ARTWORKS BY V V Swamy
Sweet Kiss
Product Code: CE101205 Size: 14" X 18" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 24000
Violin Player
Product Code: CE101204 Size: 14" X 18" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 30000
Mother & Child
Product Code: CE101203 Size: 14" X 18" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 27000
Prayer
Product Code: CE100969 Size: 30" X 40" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 51000
Pocher
Product Code: CE100968 Size: 30" X 40" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 60000
Nature
Product Code: CE100967 Size: 30" X 40" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 50000
Grabbing Universe
Product Code: CE100966 Size: 30" X 40" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 50000
Destroyer
Product Code: CE100964 Size: 30" X 40" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 55000