RAMESH PACHPANDE: Born 24 Sept,1954, in a village in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra displayed artistic talent at an early age; which lead him to enter Art School, where he topped his class every single year. Always focussing on the human form, Pachpande had first worked with Oil and canvas paintings in a realistic style, concentrating on charcoal Rajasthani themes, experimenting with different styles. He found complete fulfillment and satisfaction when he moved to the charcoal medium in which he displays rare excellence. Today, Ramesh Pachpande has developed a unique style of his own charcol on paper which highlights facial expressions and brings to the fore the sublime beauty of the human form. His paintings, a reflection of his rural roots,portrays the serene innocense, the charm and purity of the rural folk. The choice of chrcoal as a medium has been deliberately chosen by him.
G.D.Art (Fine Arts)
Diploma in Art Education,1977
Sir J.J.School of Art,1978
2007 - Artist Centre-Mumbai
2006 - Standard Chartered Grindlays Bank ART Gallery
2005 - Holy Cross Convent, Thane
1998 - Valentino Art Gallery, Thane
Collections: India and abroad.