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Art GalleryArtists : Ganpatrao R. Wadanagekar

Date of Birth 29/01/1978   
Gender Male 
Artist Profile Ganpatrao Wadangekar, the first art director of the Marathi film industry and painter. He joined the Marathi film industry as an art director in the good old days, when Usha, Savakari Pash, Pratibha and Valmiki were being shot in studio with appropriate scenes and settings. Ganpatrao was first painting sketches by pencil and then competing the settings with perfect effect and relevant atmosphere. His art direction proved to be quite effective in scenes of all types of films, historical, social and mythological.

After the film career, he dedicated himself to art of painting. His portraits and landscapes have been widely appreciated with meritorious awards. While he did not send his paintings for exhibitions, his students sent them, which then received awards. Use of minimum colours with maximum effect, beauty of form and creation of perfect atmosphere in paintings, are some of the prominent merits of his art of painting.


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