My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor."Join us in congratulating to Devendra and Family for receiving the State Award for Excellence for their Madhubani paintings! This award is conveyed by the Government of Bihar for year 2012-2013. Along with the State Award, he has also received the National Award for his Madhubani painting in the year 2013 conveyed by the president on behalf of the Government of India.
"I was born in 1969 in Jitwarpur, Bihar - an eastern state in India. My mother, who is a state award winner in Madhubani, the painting style that I use, was my mentor. Under her supervision and guidance I have emerged as an artist capable of creating these paintings.
"In this school of art we do not make preliminary sketches, nor is our work planned. We simply pick up our brushes and create. A vivid and creative imagination is essential in this style of art, for while motifs may be similar, no two paintings will ever be found to be the same."
Mithila, (in Bihar) is a scholastic and cultural center in India that traces its lineage of arts from epic times. Mithila paintings – alternately called Madhubani paintings – are a folk tradition kept alive by women in northern Bihar. They depict events from epic, mythology and traditional designs on their floors and walls of their houses using crushed wet rice and natural colors. From this age old tradition stemmed the practice of drawing Mithila paintings on a canvas of hand-made paper or pure mulberry silk fabric using natural colors and fabric dyes. Brushes, sharpened reeds and pen nibs are used.
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4 Testimonials for Devendra Kumar Jha and Family
I am happy to say that ""Fish & Peacock Union"" arrived this afternoon ( Delhi to Sydney, Aus in approx. 3 days - wow, great service) and it is even more beautiful and intricate than the photos indicated. I appreciate the thoughtful gift wrapping and lovely hand-written card as well. You are a very talented artist indeed, with an eye for detail that is outstanding. Your painting will be framed and then take pride of place in my lounge-room for many years to come. Best wishes from my family to yours, and many thanks.
I had my ""Elephant Harmony"" painting matted and framed and it is now the centerpiece of my living room. It is so vibrant and colorful and everyone who visits my home comments on the detail and beauty. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is a wonderful piece of art and my family will treasure it. Thank you for this beautiful, artistic work.
Your lovely Village Scene painting became a gift for an Indian friend and colleague. It gave me great pleasure to provide this wonderful piece to him. Best wishes for continued success as an artist.