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Mr. Rajeev Lochan
Prof. Rajeev Lochan graduated from the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda with a specialization in Creative Painting. He remained a UP Lalit Kala Akademi Cultural Scholar and was a National Scholar of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Recipient of the Japanese Government Research Scholarship between 1985-87 he also received the Japanese Government Research Fellowship in 1994. He was awarded the Senior Fellowship of the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development and received the Sahitya Kala Parishad award in 1999 along with the National Akademi Award in 2000. Prof. Lochan has held several exhibitions of his works and has participated in innumerable group exhibitions both in the country and abroad.

His works adorn in several private collections and museums both in India as well as the other parts of the world. He has extensively lectured at several important Universities and Forums both in India and Japan and has researched several aspects of art including addressing the World Culture Forum in Japan with a key note address in 2003. Having been a columnist for the Link magazine between 1984-85, his writings have been published in several important journals and have been presented in various seminars. He has been an academician and was on the Faculty of Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia along with five other important institutions like Mass Communication and Research Centre, CCRT, National Gallery of Modern Art etc. He is currently the Director of the National Gallery of Modern Art since 2001 and has curated several important exhibitions for the National Gallery of Modern Art. He continues to practice art and live with his Japanese Painter Wife Yuriko Lochan in New Delhi.

Prof. Rajeev Lochan