Vidyasagar Upadhyay (b. 1948)
Artist Camp, Jaipur, 2008
Vidyasagar Upadhyay was born in 1948 in Rajasthan and was awarded an MFA in painting by the University of Udaipur in 1970 and a Ph.D. in painting by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
Apart from doing solo shows and participating in significant group exhibitions around the globe, he has taught Fine Art at the Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur. For him teaching was an essential part of his experience as an artist as in childhood he was inspired by his school drawing teacher and his surroundings. He was also the editor for the State Akademi of Fine Art, Rajasthan and has curated many shows.
He is the recipient of the National Award for Painting in 1981, All India Award by UP State Akademi in 1984. He served as an executive board member for National Akademi of Fine Art – New Delhi. His works are a part of many private and government collections and he also works with some NGO’s in Rajasthan on social-cultural causes. He lives and works at Jaipur and Udaipur.