As and when any of us has had the privilege of closely observing the person of an artist, and experiencing his works over the decades, it is not all that easy to speak of him, or his work, in a brief, hasty note. This is especially true in the case of the late K.S. Kulkarni who was reticent by nature even though his activities towards art and art education took him far and wide.

Kulkarni endeavoured to be artfully wise, and to tell the truth as he understood it, not only concerning the superficial and sensational aspects of the life drama, but also what lies deeper.

Prof. K. S. Kulkarni: 1916-1994

1916 April 17, born at Belgaum, Karnataka

1935-42 Studied at Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay.

1945 Married Kamal Sahani, a freedom fighter.

1945-62 Visiting Professor, Delhi Polytechnic Art Department.

1948 First one-man show, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi.

1948-62 Founder member, Delhi Silpi Chakra.

1949 Represented.India at the International Art Programme held in U.S.A.

1949,50,51 One-man shows at the Freemason's Hall, New Delhi.

1951-94 Several one-man shows in India and abroad, Kumar Gallery held his one-man shows from 1955 to 1970

Participated in International shows at Tokyo, Paris, New York, Venice, Sao Paolo and London.

Prof. K. S. Kulkarni: 1916-1994

1952-67 Founder member Triveni Kala Sangam and Director of the Art Department.

1955,62,65 National Awards, Lalit Kala Akademi.

1959-61 Murals and Sculptures for fairs and International exhibitions at Delhi.

1961-63 Visiting Professor, School of Architecture & Town Planning, Delhi.

1964 200'x50' mural at Moscow exhibition organised by the Government of India.

1966 Mosaic murals for the Children Book Trust, Delhi.

1967,72,76 Elected as an eminent artist to serve in the National Akademi of Fine Arts.

1967-69, 72-78 Dean, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Banaras Hindu University and Head of the Department of Paintings.

1969-72 Visiting Professor at the Skidmore College New York, Department of Painting and Asian Studies

1972-76 Elected Vice Chairman of the Lalit KaIa Akademi, New Delhi.

1972-79 Chairman, U.P. Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.

1982 Elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi.

1984 National Emeritus Professor chosen by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to art.

1985 Parishad Samman by the Sahitya KaIa Parishad.

1986 'Retrospective' show sponsored by the Birla Academy of Art & Culture Calcutta.

1987-91 Visiting Professor, Delhi College of Art for MFA classes.

1988 Monograph, published by the Lalit Kala Akadem'.

1996 K. S. Kulkarni Trust formed according to his 'Will' to encourage young artists.

1996 A film produced by Vanessa H. Smith

1997 An exhibition 'Light From The Darkness' A series of paintings from 1964-66 at the Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.

Many publications and writings on Indian Art including "Human Form in Indian Art" and jamini.Roy - Out of the Main Stream of Art Movement.