Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar

Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar
Born 2-October-1891
Sasavne, Alibag
Died 13-June-1967
Nationality Indian
Known for Sculpture

Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar (1891–1967) was an Indian artist, famous for his sculptures. [1]

He is best known for his statues of Shivaji. [2]

A museum has been set up at his house in Sasavne village near Alibag.His father was a farmer. In the village of Sasavane a Shilpalaya is in the name of Vinayak. he was fond of making sculptures right from his childhood. He made a picture of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Ram temple in his village. At that time Otto rothfield was the district collector of Sasavane. He admitted Vinayak to J J college in Mumbai. Then Karmarkar acquired the first rank there. He undertook a study tour several times. The most famous among his other sculptures are 'Shankha-Dhwani', 'Matsya-kanya' and 'Humjoli'. His style was realistic[3]

He is a winner of 1964 Padma Shri Award. [4]


  1. "Sculptors". Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar. Lalit Kala Akademi. 1989.
  3. Gunaji, Milind (2010). Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra (2 ed.). Mumbai, India: Popular Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-7991-578-3.
  4. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
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