(B.1972,Chennai ): 

Srinivas is by and large a self-taught. He started his career as an artist at a crafts museum in Chennai and subsequently worked as an art tutor at several schools. Srinivas with help of few art -loving people founded “The Chroma Academy” in the year 2000, a non- profit centre for art training and support of indigenous art forms. He has been involved in mentoring several art enthusiasts in basic skills of drawing and painting.

Srinivas is a versatile artist; his subjects are still-lifes, animals and popular themes from Indian mythology. Watercolour is his favourite and predominant medium of works.

He is the recipient of prestigious All India Fine arts and Crafts Society Scholarship, New Delhi, 1997.

His unique painting “Elephant” painted with potty cleaning brush was personally acquired by Padma Bhushan Dr Bindewsar Pathak for the permanent collection of Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, New Delhi in 2012.

Srinivas returned to his native place Rajahmundry (AP) from Chennai in the year 2013, period coinciding with formation of newly organized Telugu state.(ksv)

 Artist's Statement.

About Srinivas Krothapally

Self Portrait

Better is one’s own Dharma, though devoid of merit, than the Dharma of another well discharged. Better is even death in one’s own Dharma; to attempt the Dharma of another is fraught with danger..

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