Gourishankar.P - Born in 1936. Acquired Diploma in Drawing and Painting from J.J.School of Art, Mumbai, and College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad,1961, Post Diploma in Portrait Painting, Hyderabad in 1962. Post Diploma in Graphics Art Specialization from M.S.University of Baroda on Andhra Pradesh LalitkalaAkademyfellowship in 1963-64. Retired as a Prof. of Art from College of Fine Arts, JNTU, Hyderabad. Recognized by LalitkalaAkademy, New Delhi as Eminent artist. Since 1958 he has been participating in many national and international art exhibitions at Poland, British international Print Biennale, International Triennale New Delhi, India Festival at Washington, USA, 2nd Asian European International Art Biennale at Ankara, Turkey, Durbar Hall Dubai, Millennium show 2000 by Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers, London,Malaysia, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal. Received 2 gold medals, more than 45 awards and honours, attended more than 20 national international camps, more than 36 solo exhibitions and group exhibitions.