• Ram Singh Urveti

Ram Singh Urveti

When Urveti painted on canvas for the first time, his colours spilled and spread, and he had stood before it ashamed and confused. But Jangarh Shyam’s mother comforted him saying: “The way the colour has spread over the canvas, your work will spread all over the world.” 

Urveti’s first love is trees, which appear in many forms in almost every painting. In one of his paintings, a swamp deer’s horns grow up to be a tree. A folder on his trees has been published by the Adivasi Lok Kala Academy, Bhopal. 

Over the years, Ram Sing Urveti has been the recipient of many awards - 2001 Kali Das Award, Ujjain, and the South Central Zone Cultural Centre Award for Tribal Art, 1998 to name a few. His book, “The Night life of Trees, Tara Publishing, Chennai, a collaborative effort with Durga Bai and Bhajju Shyam, was honoured with the prestigious Bolognaragazzi Award from Italy.

His paintings have been exhibited both in India and abroad. His works have found a home in the collections of prominent art lovers and collectors in India, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Japan, France, Russia, Australia, Brazil, etc.