Wednesday 31 August 2016

Requiem for an artist and cultural activist - Taalam: column by Leela Venkataraman

In the sudden death of Dinanath Pathy on Monday 29th August 2016, Odisha has lost one of its committed cultural figures, and one who wore several hats connected with visual and performing arts.  A contemporary painter, scholar and art historian who authored several books, he was also a publisher of quality art journals with special accent on dance, like Angarag.  Dinanath worked in several capacities for many art institutions.  He was Curator Art and Crafts at the Odisha State Museum, Principal of the B.K. College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Secretary of the National Academy of Art, New Delhi, and lately he had been working as Director of the Alice Boner Institute at Varanasi. His fine mind with an art awareness stemming from painstaking research into art History and Art Ethnology connected with Odisha, encompassed subjects pertaining to all art forms.          

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