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Shail Choyal

PN Choyal

Shail Choyal

Surjeet Choyal

Akash Choyal

Charul Laul Choyal


Date of birth - November 9, 1945



M.A. (Painting) 1969, University of Udaipur.
Studied Printmaking at the Slade College of Art, London under British Council Scholarship – 1975-76.
Ph.D. (Nathdwara School of Painting, A study of Painting from Mid 19th Century to Mid 20th Century)—1980.
Attended Fresco & Mural Course at Banasthali Vidyapeeth in the year 1968.


1969 — Gold Medal in M.A. (Drawing & Painting)
1969 — Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi award for Printmaking.
1970 — All India Kalidas Exhibition, M.P award for painting.
1971 — Bombay Art Society award for painting.
1971 — All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society award for painting.
1972 — Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi for painting.
1972 — Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta award for painting.
1972 — All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society award for painting.
1973 — Bombay Art Society award for painting.
1974 — British Council Fellowship.
1976 — Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi award for Printmaking.
1977 — Bombay Art Society award for Printmaking.
1978 — Bombay Art Society award for Printmaking.
1978 — Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi award for Printmaking.
1979 — President of India Sh. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy award by AIFACS for painting.
1980 — Awarded Ph.D. degree.
1980 — Graphic—80, merit award.
1980 — All India Mahakaushal Kala Parishad exhibition award for painting.
1981 — Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar award for painting.
1982 — National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1990 — All India Exhibition, U.P State Lalit Kala award for painting.
1991 — ADOGI Mini Print International award for printmaking, Barcelona, Spain.


· Awarded the British Council Fellowship to study Print- making in Britain in the academic year 1975-76.
· Awarded a fellowship on ‘Graphics and its Popularization’ by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (1980-82)
· Senior fellowship from H.R.D - 2000-2002

Honours and Offices Held

· Acted as the Jury at the…
‘Gujarat Academy of Art and Culture’ ‘Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art and Language’, ‘Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi’, ‘Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in their exhibitions.
· UNICEF acquired one of the works for their greeting card.
· Marlin Durrah, a film maker from Oragon, USA made a 20 minutes film on Shail’s Art.
· Was elected on the council as one among the nine eminent artists of India by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi-1980;
· Was elected to the General Council, Executive Board of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, and served between 1981 and 1983;
· Was elected to the General Council, Executive Board, Triennale Committee at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi;
· Was entrusted the responsibility of compiling the Indian Section of 6th Triennale, India by L.K.A. and became one of the two commissioners;
· Acted as One Man Commissioner from India at the Twenty First International Festival of Painting, at Cagnes Sur Mer, France;
· Served as member on the Governing Council, I.C.C.R., New Delhi.
· Member at the General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
· Acted as the creative Director, for the West Zone Cultural Centre for ‘Apna Utsav’ held in Delhi in 1986.
· Served as a member on the Governing body of West Zone Cultural Centre.
· Represented India at the Asian Festival, Bali (Indonesia), 1987.
· Member on the Advisory Committee of Garhi Studios, New Delhi.
· Vice-Chairman—Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur.

Academic and Creative Renderings

· Assisted Shri Bhanu Bharti, an eminent theater director of India in directing a film on ‘GAVARI’ a famous tribal dance-drama.
· Directed a 16 mm film ‘The Spirit is Alive’ on Nathdwara Painting for Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


· 25 years of Indian Art Exhibition 1971
· III Triennale, India 1974
· Trade Fair Exhibition 1979
· ‘Print-Making Today’, an exhibition compiled by Jehangir Art Gallery. 1985
· Graphic — 80’ 81’ 82, 84 by Chandigarh Museum &
Art Gallery
· Graphic since 1900—an exhibition of prints compiled
by LKA 1985
· Graphic workshop convened by Prof. Paul Lingren
and organized by USIS. 1985
· Traveling Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Akademi 1985
· Self Portraits of Indian Artists by Village Gallery 1989
Participated in International Seminar and presented
· a paper during VII Triennale. 1991
· Invited to participate in the ‘Indian Contemporary Art’
an exhibition compiled by Birla Academy of Arts, Calcutta 1992.
· Invited by Ambassade de France en Inde and participated in the
Show SOUVVENIRS D’EN FRANCE held in April 1993.
· Major tends in Indian art, LKA, New Delhi. 1997
· Art & Cinema, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 1999
· Ravi Mamorial Trust, New Delhi 2000
· Help age, Mumbai 2001
· ’Half a foot’ a miniature formats exhibition.
Organized by Dhoomimal art center, New Delhi. 2002
· One man show at Dhoomimal Art Center – New Delhi 2002
· 8th Harmony show-Bombay 2002
· ‘Swarn rekha’ exhibition of National & Triennale Awardees
organized by Lalit Kala Akademi- New Delhi 2004
· ‘Art for Vision’ - a charity exhibition curatted by Sushama Behl 2004
10th and 11th Harmony Show-Bombay 2004-2005


· Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London. 1976
· Ajia Bijutsu—16th Asian Modern Art Exhibition, Japan 1980
· India Through Prints by Tropen Museum, Netherlands. 1983
· India festival at U.S.A. 1985
· I.C.C.R.’s traveling exhibition of prints to several European
Countries. 1986-87
· 15th International Art Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan. 1985
· Mostura De Cultura Indiana Lisbon. 1985
· 2nd Asian Art Exhibition, Fukuoka, Japan 1985
· 21st International Painting Festival, Cagues Sur-Mer, France. 1989
· Teressera Biennal De la Habana, the international Art Biennale
At Cuba. 1989
· Held one man show in Riga, Latvia 1989
· Held one man show in escape Blue Gallery, Paris 1990
· Participated in Group show at Kyoto organized by Shimin
Gaiko, Japan. 1990
· Participated in ADOGI, Mini Print International, Spain. 1991
· Held one person show of graphics at ADOGI Gallery,
Cadaques, Spain 1992
· Held one person show at Aunkan Gallery, Osaka 1994
· Participated in Sydney Art Festival 1997
· Held one-man show at Frankfurt organized by G.T.D. 1997
· Attended Langkawi international art festival , Malayasia 2000


· Invited to participate in several Artists Camps at Delhi, Kasauli, Jammu & Kashmir, Shantiniketan, Bangalore, Himachal Pradesh,Ujjain,Gwalior,Bombay, Agra, Jaipur, Mollela and Udaipur.


· Attended Asian Art Festival at Bali as an Indian Delegate 1987
· Attended International Seminar & Painting Workshop at
Cesis, Latvia, U.S.S.R. 1989
· Lectured at City hall Kobe and Shimin Gaiko, Kyoto 1993
· Participated in Sydney Art Festival 1997
· One man show at Frankfurt
curetted by German Development corporation (GTZ) 1997
· One men show at Atelier Spiserhus Gallery, Rheinfelden, Switzerland 1997
· Lectured at LIFA, Malaysia and attended International Art Festival
at Langkawi 2000
· ‘Scapes 2001 contemporary Indian artists’ organized by Maya Puri
· and Sagiri Dayal at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre 2001

Tours & Visits
Extensively toured the Eastern & Western European Art Galleries and Museums in London, Holland, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Latvia Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Studio and residence (Address):
48, Vrindawan farms, Chikalwas road, near Hathidhara,
Post:Loyra, Udaipur - 313001 (Rajasthan).
Tel: 91-294-2813960, Mobile: 91-9414168093
Email: choyals@gmail.com





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