What is Sudarsan Pattnaik of India famous for?

sea shore sand arts
Sudarsan Pattnaik (born 15 April 1977) is an Indian Sand Artist from Puri, Odisha. In 2014, Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, for his amazing and wonderful sea shore sand arts.

What was the name of the artwork for which Sudarsan Pattnaik won the People’s Choice award *?

Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean
He won the People’s Choice Award for his sand sculpture ‘Stop Plastic Pollution, Save Our Ocean’. “This is a very big award and honour for me in the US.

Who is famous as sand artist?

The post has garnered over 25,000 likes and has been retweeted by nearly 3,000 social media users. Pattnaik has also posted a video of his sand art at the beach and is earning lots of praises online.

Which Indian sand artist has won people’s choice award in us?

After winning hearts in India, Pattnaik has added another feather to his cap by winning an award in United States on Sunday, July 28. The Padma Awardee sand artist has won the People’s Choice Award at a prestigious sand sculpting festival in the US.

Which is the traditional painting of Odisha?

Pattachitra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India. These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava sect. All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made fully old traditional way by Chitrakaras that is Odiya Painter.

When was sand art invented?

According to Sand Gallery, what is most commonly known today as sand art, originated in the city of Petra in Jordan, during the early 20th century.

How did Sudarsan Pattnaik become an artist?

In his childhood, he used to work as a labourer in his neighbour’s house to contribute to his family’s income. Sudarsan Pattnaik became an International sand artist who has represented India at 50 international Sand Sculpture championships out of which he has won 27 for the country.

How many children does Sudarsan Pattnaik have?

Daughter – He has one daughter. Brother (s) – He has 3 brothers. Sudarsan Pattnaik was born into a low-income family in Puri, Odisha. He had to leave his studies mid-way due to lack of funds. When Sudarsan was 7 years old, he started drawing sculptures on the sand; because he loved drawing and colouring.

Who is the founder of Sudarsan Sand Art Institute?

From 1994, Pattnaik has been providing training to the sand artist students through his open-air Sudarsan Sand Art Institute situated in Puri. He is also the author of the book, Sand Art. Sudarsan conducts workshops and training in various Fairs and Festivals in and around the countries to propagate the sand art.

Why did Sudarsan start drawing at age 7?

When Sudarsan was 7 years old, he started drawing sculptures on the sand; because he loved drawing and colouring. In an interview, he revealed that due to poor financial conditions, he could not afford colours, pencils, papers, etc.