P R Daroz (b. 1944)
Bihar Museum, Patna, 2016
Daroz Pandurangiah was born in 1944 in Hyderabad and graduated from the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad with a diploma in Applied Arts and Design in Sculpture. He completed his masters from the M S University, Baroda.
The sculptures of Daroz’s reflect the transition of the country’s clay art form from functional vessel to sculpture and architectural installations. He has held over 18 solo exhibitions in India, and represented India in numerous group exhibitions in Korea, China, Yugoslavia, Singapore and Portugal. He was awarded the National Academy Award for Ceramics by the Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi and is an elected Member of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva. Daroz works from his private ceramic art studio at Ayanagar near the Gurgaon/Delhi border.