(1936 - 1995)
Born in Maharashtra in 1936, Prabhakar Barwe studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. His solo exhibitions include those held at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai in 1987, 1983, 1978 and 1973’ Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1970; and Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1961. He participated in several exhibitions both in Indian and internationally, including the Fifth International Young Artists’ Exhibition, Tokyo, in 1969; the Menton Biennale, France, in 1976; the First Asian-European Art Biennale, Yugoslavia; and the IX Biennale, Valpariso, Chile, in 1989. Exhibitions that have included his work posthumously include ‘Expanding Horizons; Contemporary Indian Art’ presented by Bodhi Art across eight cities in Maharashtra, in 2008 – 09; ‘Prabhakar Barwe, S. H. Raza and J. Sabavala – Experiments in Stillness’ at the Window, Mumbai, in 1999; and ‘Indian Contemporary Art Post-Independence’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 1997. In 1976 Barwe was honoured with the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, and in 1969, he was conferred the Yomiuri Shinbun Award in Tokyo. Barwe lived and worked in Mumbai, till he passed away in 1995.