Caricature and Nimmi Cartoons Exhibit by John Chandran to Mark ‘World Art Day’
Mangaluru: John Chandran, an Art Teacher At St Aloysius High School-Mangaluru- and Winner Of District level Best Teacher Award, and Nation Builder Award by Rotary Club-Mangaluru, is all set to display bunch of his Caricature and Nimmi Cartoons this Sunday, 15 April 2018 at Ideal Ice Cream Parlour, near Hampankatta Signal Lights, Market Road, Mangaluru from 9 am onwards till the parlour closes.
A versatile artist, John Chandran’s repertoire of talent is varied. Though equally gifted as an Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer, it is for his Cartoons and Caricatures that John is best known. As a cartoonist, he is especially adept at drawing silent cartoons. His works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and he has been selected thrice for the famous Hindustan Times Delhi cartoon exhibition. A high point in his life was when a leading newspaper chose to display his works alongside those of masters like R.K. Laxman and Ajit Ninan.
His work has adorned the pages of Udayavani, Janavahini, Sudha, Taranga, various web portals, Mangala, DSERT Text Book, Orthodontics Text Book, Konkani Text Book etc. Born into a humble Mangalorean family on 24th October 1973, John Chandran became an artist by sheer grit and arduous effort. Graduating in Arts, John went on to acquire his DMC, AM degree from Mahalasa School of Art & Hampi University which qualified him to be an Art Master and since 1994, he has been employed as an Art Teacher at the century-old St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore.
“I find great satisfaction in artistic endeavour,” says he, “Right from childhood I had an inclination for art and I wisely used every opportunity that came my way. Today I try to encourage my students by creating the same type of opportunities. During the exhibition at Ideal Ice Cream Parlour I will create caricatures of Mukund Kamath- Managing Director, Ideal Ice Cream; and also Violet Pereira- Proprietor of Mangalorean.com, among other personalities who grace the occasion”.
His Exhibitions/Credits so far include:
1996: “Anaka”, a solo exhibition of cartoons at Prasad Art Gallery; 1997: Hindustan Times Cartoon Exhibition, Delhi; 1998 : 7th National Cartoon Exhibition, Bangalore; 2000: Karavali Utsav Cartoon Exhibition; 2001: Kala Sangam State Art Festival 2007: State Cartoon Exhibition at CBOO Hall, Mangalore; 2008: Kudla Kalavali Painting Exhibition; 2009: “E Bhoomi Nammadu” Cartoon Exhibition on Global Warming; 2010: N20-Laughing Bomb! solo exhibition of cartoons at Prasad Art Gallery & St Aloysius High School, Mangalore; 2011: “Nimmi and Friends” Cartoon exhibition at Indian Institute of Cartoon, Bangalore Books Published “Anaka” : Collection of Cartoons Nimmi : Collection of Cartoons & Caricatures Awards 1996: JCI Outstanding Young Person Award 2001: Kala Utsava Award 2011: Noopura Kasturi Award.