Birth Year: 1936
BioGouri Shankar’s work puts forth imagery that arrests the audience’s attention and refreshes their thought process. His strength lies in his composition of various elements – line, color, form, texture and rhythm. Gouri Shankar holds a diploma in Drawing and Painting from J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and masters in portrait painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFA), Hyderabad and masters in print making from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. He retired as professor from JNAFA and has been visiting professor at many universities across the country. He is the recipient of more than 45 awards and honors. He was elected as an eminent artist and member of general council by the Central Lalit Kala Academy. He lives and works in Hyderabad.