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Valluri Venkata Swamy

Valluri Venkata Swamy

Artistic Achievements:


Did over 2,500 paintings in water/oil/acrylic colours both in Traditional/Modern styles on different themes.  Notable among the series of paintings done are on the themes of

  • My Village Rocks  · Electric Power (Graphics)   · Nehru and his vision
  • Horses Ganesha   · Bull Fight  ·50 years of Indian Independence  · Nature  and  Life

One Man Shows participated:

  • 1965 Sponsored  by United States Information Services, Guntur.
  • 1966 One Man Show of paintings, Hyderabad.
  • 1967 Sponsored by International Club, Hyderabad.
  • 1968 One Man Show of paintings at Hyderabad.
  • 1975 Graphics on “Panorama of Power”,Hyderabad
  • 1982 Paintings on  “My Village” at New Delhi.
  • 1989 Paintings on “Nehru and his Vision” at Hyderabad.
  • 1993 Paintings on “Hyderabad—400 years” at Hyderabad.
  • 1995 One Man Show of paintings at Hyderabad.
  • 1998 50 years of Indian Independence at Alliance Francaise, Hyderabad.
  • 1999 One Man Show at “Art Folio”, Chandigarh.
  • 2000- Paintings on “Hyderabad” at British Library Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • One Man Show at Indus Ind Bank Art Gallery,  Chandigarh
  • One Man Show at ANZ Grindlays Bank Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • One Man Show at “Art Gallery”, M.S.University, Baroda
  • One Man Show at “Ravi Shankar Raval Kala Bhavan”, Ahmedabad.
  • 2001 - Painting show at Grad Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad.
  • 2005 - One Man Show at ICCR Art Gallery, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 2008- One Man Show at Grand Kakatiya Hotel,Hyderabad

Group Shows participated:

  • 1972, 73, 74 Exhibition of paintings at BHEL Club, Hyderabad.
  • 1975 Three Decades of Art in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1977 Second All India Contemporary Miniature Biennial of A.P. Council of Artists.
  • 1980 International Exhibition of Cartoons organized in Vamouri Sheibun, Japan.
  • 1996 World Telugu Federation Exhibition.
  • 1997 Telugu University – 2nd State-wide exhibition.
  • 1998 Annual Exhibition of Hyderabad Art Society.
  • 1999 Telugu University – 3rd State-wide exhibition.
  • 2000 -   Annual Exhibition of Hyderabad Art Society.
  • Telugu University – 4th State-wide exhibition.
  • “Affordable Art Show”–Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai.
  •  2006 – Group Show at Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad
  • Group Show at Kalakruti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
  • 2013- Renaisance Gallerie, Bangalore

Foreign Exhibitions:

  • Art Expo New York-2011 & Arterend Gallry- Hongkong etc,

Participation in Art Camps:

  • Wood-cut print making workshop organized by Mr.Paul Lingren under Max Muller Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • “Encounter” – An Art Camp organized by Hindustan Times at New Delhi.

Paintings in collection of :

  • Late Mrs.Begum Abida Ahmed, New Delhi.
  • N.M,.Chodnosky, USA.
  • Ing John Ludvik, (CSSR).
  • Fritzsche, West Germany.
  • Hon’ble Mr.Michel Foot, U.K.
  • Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academi and many other Indian and foreign dignitaries.

Illustrated a number of books and designed a number of book jackets.

Interviewed on All India Radio several times on artistic activity.


  • Received a number of awards in the field of Fine Arts.
  • Honoured by the Andhra Association, New Delhi in the presence of Shri Pendekanti Venkata Subbaiah, then Honble Minister for Home Affairs.
  • Honoured by the Andhra Education Society, New Delhi in 1982.
  • Honoured with ‘Mega Citizen Award, 1997”.
  • Honoured with “Ugadi Puraskar, 1998” by the Delhi Telugu Academy, New Delhi.
  • Honoured by Smt.G.T.Tumen Bava, External Affairs Minister of Kirgia Soviet Socialist Republic, and
  • His Excellency Mr.Robert Arbuthnott, Minister (Cultural Affairs), British High Commission, British Council Division.
  • Honoured by Salivahana Trust, Cherukuri Group,Hyderabad

Swamy’s name has been listed in the “Limca Book of Records, 1993”.

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