About ArtistThota Vaikuntam was born in Andhra Pradesh and studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture Hyderabad. In 1971, he won the Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship to study at the M. S. University, Baroda. He has had several solo shows in New Delhi, Mumbai and in several cities in the South India. His works have also been exhibited in New York, London and Birmingham, U.K., at the VII Triennale, New Delhi, Kassel, Germany and with Saffronart in Los Angeles and Hong Kong (2001). He won the Bharat Bhavan Biennale Award, Bhopal, in 1988 as well as the National Award for Painting from the Government of India, in 1993. He lives and works in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.