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Rita Pratap
1952,  Female ,  Indian ,  Associate Professor

Rita Pratap, Ph.D (Rajasthan), is the 1952-born, freelance art critic and reputed painter, who today figures among the ten leading contemporary women artists of Rajasthan. A member of several art organizations, she has published a number of research studies, besides art reviews in Rajasthan’s newspapers. And some of her canvases have won awards and honours – at exhibitions : local, national and inter-national.
Currently Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Dr. Pratap has presented, analytical insights in her studies of the paintings and Wall paintings of Jaipur. Her other title, Galta – a tirath to be published shortly.

1. Prize for securing Highest Marks in Drg & Ptg B.A. 1971.
2. Interclass Ptg. Competition, 1st Prize, 1971.
3. Maharanis College Service Cup, 1971. (For highest Services Rendered in college 1968-71).
4. Rose Society of India, 1971
5. Mahila Chitrakala Pratiyogita, Jaipur, 1975.
6. All India Exhibition of Art, Ambala Cantt., 1989
7. All India Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, Raipur, 1989.
8. All India Creative Drawing Exhibition, TIAS, Patiala, 1995.
9. Best Painting Award at 8th Kala Mela 2000 by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
10. Senior Artist Honour at 12th Kala Mela 2004 by Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur.

 

1. Elected Member of the General Council of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy 1988-1990
2. Member of the Editorial Board of Art Journal Kala Sarovar, Banaras. (A Research group on the History of Art)
3. Member Board of Studies, University of Rajasthan Jaipur, 2001-2004
4. Member Committee of Courses Drg. & Ptg., Jai Naraina Vikas University, Jodhpur 2001-2004
5. Member, Rajasthan Kala Kendra (A group of Traditional Artists of Rajasthan)

1. Shodhak, Vol. 10, Part B, No. 29, 1981, History of the Uniara School of Painting 85-89
2. Shodhak, Vol. 14, Part A-B, No. 40, 1985, Mughal Painting, its Interaction with Rajasthan Painting and the Emergence of the Jaipur School, 47-58
3. Shodhak, Vol. 15, Part C, No. 45, 1986, Society in 19th Century as Dipicted in the Wall Paintings at Shamshan Ghat, Jaipur, 141-148
4. Shodhak, Vol. 17, Part A, No. 49, 1988, The Organisation of Suratkhana of Jaipur and its Celebrated Artist Sahibram, 27-36
5. Shodhak, Vol. 17, Part B, No. 50, 1988, Mural Paintings of Marwari Havelis of Shekhawati, 118-124.
6. Shodhak, Vol. 20, Part C, No. 60, 1991, The Wall Paintings of Goswami’s Chhatris, 133, 136.
7. Shodhak, Misaellaneca, 1991, The Wall Paintings of Goswami’s Chhatris, 79-82.
8. Shodhak, Vol. 21, Part B, No. 62, 1992, Mughal Painting and the Hindu Element 137-142.
9. Shodhak, Vol. 22, Part A, No. 64, 1993, Musical Instruments as Depicted in the Jaipur School Miniatures 27-32.
10. Shodhak, Vol. 24, Part A, No. 70, 1995, Socio Economic Life in Rajasthan as Glanced through Miniature Painting, 29-31.
11. Shodhak, Vol. 25, Part C, No. 75, 1996, Yellow Colour in Painting, 191-194.
12. Shodhak, Vol. 31, Part A, No. 91, 2002, Position of Women as Depicted in Jaipur Paintings, 99-104.
13. Shodhak, Vol. 31, Part B, No. 92, Ganga Dashera 2059, May-August 2002, The Eight Nayikas as Depicted in Indian Paintings, 190-194.
14. Shodhak, Vol. 32, Part A, No. 94, Basant 2059 Jan/April Potrait Painting in Jaipur School Miniatures, 16-20.
15. Maru Bharati, Vol. 2, July 1981, Rajasthani Chitrakala mein Nari, 88-89.
16. Maru Bharati, Vol. 4, January 1982, Pundreek Ji ki Haveli ke Bhiti Chitra, 29-32
17. Maru Bharati, Vol. 3, July 1982, Bhavani Rao Bohra ke Mandir ke Bhiti Chitra, 32-34.
18. Maru Shri, Vol. 1-4, July-December 1980, Bairath ke Bhiti Chitra, 39-40.
19. Shodh Patrika, Vol. 3, July-September, 1988, Jaipur ki Laghu Chitrakala ka Tithikram Vikas, 15-22.
20. Vardha, Vol. 2-3, April-September 1981, Alwar Chitra Shailee, 48-51.
21. Kala Sarovar, No. 3-4, Vol. 2, 1988, The Treatment of Situation as Depicted in Jaipur Miniatures, 53-57.
22. Kala Sarovar, Vol. 3-4, 1990, Shri Digamber Jain Mandiron ke Bhiti Chitra, 10-13.
23. Kalavritt – 5, Annual No. 1, 1981, Frescoes of Nanaki Ki Haveli, 61-64.
24. Kalavritt – 8, April-June, 1987, Painting of the Durga Set at Sawai Man Singh II Museum, 14-16.
25. Kalavritt – 21, July-Sept., 1990, Laxman R. Pandharkar, An Artrst with Dedication, 5-7.
26. Shodh Sadhna, Ank – 8, Varsh 9, 1988, Vaishnavism in Rajasthan Painting, 71-76.
27. Shodh sadhna, Ank – 11, Varsh 15, 1994, Sanganer, A prosperous Centre of Jaina Community, 57-60.
28. Kalavritt, Bhopal, 2-3 November 1990, Rajasthani Mandana.
29. Kalavritt Bhopal, 10 January 1993, Jaipur ki Kala Aur Kalakar (Ek Rashtriya Goshti)
30. Drishtikone, Ank – 5, June 1987, Yamini Roy, 5.
31. Journal of J.S. Gehlot Research Institute, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, The Jaipur Suratkhana and its Hereditary Appointment, 141-146.
32. Rajasthanika, Vol. 2, HRD Programme, 1990, The Jaipur Suratkhana, Its Organisation.
33. Rupankar, Part II, 1993, (Ramgopal Vijayvargi Fecilitation Volume) Wall Paintings of Jaipur, 108-120.
34. Aakriti, Varsh – 10, Ank – 3, January 1976, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Jaipur Chitrashailee ka Itihas, 26-29.
35. Aakriti, Varsh – 11, Ank – 3, January 1977, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Kala mein Rangabhas ka Mahatva, 20-23.
36. Aakriti, Raj Lalit Kala Academy 1980, Pratap Narayana Purohit ji ki Haveli ke bhiti Chitra.
37. Aakriti (samachar Bulletin) Varsh – 9, Ank – 3, March 1986, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Moni Sanyal 2-5.
38. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) Varsh – 9, Ank – 10, October 1986, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Jyoti Swaroop.
39. Aakriti (News Bulletin) Varch 10, Ank 5, May 1987, R.L. K.A., The Art of Jamini Roy, Indian in Spirit.
40. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) Varch 10, Ank 8, August 1987, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Kala evam Sahitya ke Srejak – Mohan Lal Gupta, 2-5.
41. Aakriti (News Bulletin) Varch 11, Ank 6, June 1988, R.L.K.A., Menry Moore, Sculptor of the Century.
42. Aakriti, Oct-Dec. 1990, Jaipur Wall Paintings at Cremation Site, 11-15.
43. Aakriti, (Samachar Bulletin) January 1992, R.L.K.A., ek Samvedansheel Chitrakar, 4-5
44. Aakriti, (Samachar Bulletin) March 1992, R.K.L.A., Spashtvadi Kalakar, 6-7.
45. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) August 1992, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Paing ki Kala Pradarshni, 6-7.
46. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) September-October 1992, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Punyatithi par Kala Marmagya Dr. Kumar Swami, 7.
47. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) February-March, 1993, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Patthar ko Pighlate Gyan Singh, 21-22.
48. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) August-September, 1993, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Maun Sadhak the, Jagdish Prasad Varma, 13-14.
49. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) November-December 1993, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Rang Bikharte – Dr. Prem Chand Goswami ke Chitra, 13.
50. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) February 1994, Raj Lalit Kala Academy, Graphic Karyashala, Aakarshak Prastuti, 11-12
51. Aakriti (Samachar Bulletin) September-October 1994, Raj Lalit Kala Academy (Shradhanjali) Pradarshni ke Bahane, 4.
52. Aakriti, April June 1995, Shri Digamber Jain Mandiron ke Bhiti Chitra.
53. Aakriti, April June, 1996, Lok Mandane Rajasthan ke, 26-31.
54. Aakriti, Oct-Dec. 1996, Painted Havelis of Shekhawati, 42-48.
55. Aakriti, April-June 1997, Jaipur Shailee ka Kramik Vikas, 31-38.
56. Rajasthan Lalit Lala Academy, 1991, Possibilities of Contemporary Indian Art, 46-49.
57. Aspects of Jainology, Vol. IV, 1994, Varanasi, Wall Painting’s as Depicted in Patodi Jain Temple 68-74.
58. TIAS, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1989, Journal of Fine Art Studies – The Jaipur Suratkhana and its Hereditary Appointments.
59. Kala Kiran (Traimasik Kala Patrika) – Dr. Vidya Sagar Upadhayay ke Navintam Chitron ki Pradarshni, 62.
60. Kala Kiran, August-October, 1998 – Khoj Samuh Dwara Yuva Kalakaron ki Pradarshni, 9.
61. Kala Kiran, Varsh 5, Ank 23, November, 2001 – July 2002 Pradarshniyan, 30.
62. Bhagirathi, Maharanis College Annual Magazine, Jaipur, 19720-73 – What You can do, 58.
63. Bhagirathi Maharanic College Annual Magazine, Jaipur, Ank 29, 1976-80, Bhitti Chitron ke Pariparshav Me Maharani College, 59-61.
64. Samarika, Maharanis College, Jaipur, Swarn Jayanti Varsh 1994, Ramayan Aur Mahabharata Mein Chitra Kala.
65. Samarika, Jaipur Digamber Jain Mandir Parichay, 1990, Chaturth Khand, The Digamber jaina Temples of Jaipur 1-8.
66. Kala Prayojan Ank 32, Varsh 9, Painted Chattris of Jaipur and Amber, p. 99-166.
67. Vast Vision: The Shakti Temples of rajasthan (Visual Art Society for Teachers), 22-27.
68. Nucleus Vol.-3, No. 2, July-Dec. 2003, Sawai Jai Singh and Jaipur School of Painting.

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