Jagdip Singh Garcha

Jagdip Singh Garcha

Born: 17 April 1948

Present Posting:

  • Lecturer (Painting) Fine Arts Department, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Academic Qualifications:

  • M.A.(Drawing and Painting)
  • B.F.A. (Painting)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Five years professional degree course.
  • FELLOWSHIP- In visual Art-Ministry of Human Resources Devolvement, Govt. of Indian. 1996 to 1998.
  • REFRESHER COURSE - In Visual Art (Painting and Graphic) I.K.S.U. Kheragarh. M.P.-Oct. 1999.and refreshers course in Performing and Visual Art from Academic Staff college, Punjab Unvierasity, Chandigarh- 14-09-05 to 04-10-05.
  • ORIENTATION COURSE - Orientation programme course from Academic Staff College, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 18-06-03 to 15-07-03.


  • M.A. - Drawing and Painting, History of art Indian and Western Aesthetics, Composition Painting, Portrait and Life Painting, Ist Class, Kanpur University, 1979
  • B.F.A. - Painting ( Painting Composition, Portrait and Life Painting, Graphic (Print Making), History of Arts, Aesthetics, methods and Materials), IInd Class, Delhi College of Art, Delhi University, 1974
  • National Applied Art Intermediate-Diploma - (Design, Painting, Still life, Commercial Art, History of Art, Clay Modeling, Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing), Ist Class, All India Council of Technical Education, 1970
  • Two Years Teacher Training - Art and Craft(Still Life, Design Paper Craft, Leather Craft, History of Art, Art Education and School Organization), Ist Class, Department of Industrial Training Punjab, 1966
  • Inter Painting (Wash Painting) - (Design -Applied Art, Hindi), Ist Class, Allahabad Board, 1969
  • Matric - (English, Punjabi, Science, History, Hindi, Drawing), IIIrd Class, Punjab University, 1964

Field of Specialization:

  • Painting composition (oil colour, water colour, wash painting and mixed media).
  • Graphic (wood cut, leeno cut, etching, engraving, screen printing and lithography)
  • Portrait and painting from life.
  • Mural (fresco, terracotta and waist materials), Installation with different material and stone etching.
  • Work done with Pictures Banner Artists at Delhi (Jagdish Studio)

Professional and Administrative Experience:

  • Lecturer in Painting teaching B.F.A. (Painting) and B.F.A. (Graphic). 1977-91 in Govt. College of Arts, Chandigarh.
  • Lecturer in Fine Arts, Punjabi Unversity, Patiala. from 1995 till date. Teaching -Painting, Graphic, Portrait and Miniature Painting on Post Graduate Level.

Details of contribution to the corporate life of the institution:

  • 1Organized All India Drawing and Graphic and Painting exhibitions from last 20 years.
  • Participated in the setting of Graphic Studio’s lay out in Collage of Art from smooth working.
  • Art Coordinator in Chandigarh Festival and participated in the setting of total lay out the festival in 1987.
  • Coordinator All India Exhibition of Drawing 95 (total concept of the exhibition and designing of illustrative catalogue). This exhibition organized by the Punjabi Lalit Kala Akademi and N.Z.C.C. Patiala in 1995.
  • Worked as Hon’ble exhibition officer in Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • Conduct painting workshop with Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • Participate in the setting of Museum and Art Gallery, Punjabi University, Patiala. 1995.

Membership Of Professional Bodies:

  • 1Life member of the Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar.
  • National Lalit Kala Akademi elected “Eminent Artist of India to serve on the reconstituted General Council 1993 to 1998.
  • National Lalit Kala Akademi Nominate its representative in the Punjab Arts Council 1993 to 1996.
  • National Lalit Kala Akademi Nominate as one of the members to serve on plan formulation committee of National Lalit Kala Akademi 1993 to 1998.
  • Executive member of Punjab Art Council. 1994 to 1997. (Nominee of National Lalit Kala Akademi).
  • Executive member of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi 1993 to 1996 and 1998 to 2001.
  • President Amrita Sher Gill H/B Society from 1986 to 1995.
  • Member Senate, Punjabi University, Patiala 2003 to 2005.
  • Member Academic Council, P.U.Pta. 2003 to 2005.
  • Expert Member, Board of Studies in Visual Art, (Painting) Post Graduate Level. H.P. University, Shimla. 2006 till date.
  • Associate member for Chamkaur Sahib Theme Park as an Artist for finalize the design of theme park by Govt. of Punjab. 12005 till date.

Member Award Juiries:

  • Member Award Jury for State Award in Visual Art by the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi, Jaipur 1999.
  • Member Award Jury for National Level Exhibition of Art, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar. 1995 and 2006.
  • Member Award Jury for State Exhibition of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi-1996.
  • Member Jury for State Level exhibition organized by AIFACS, New Delhi at Amritsar. 2003.

Awards etc Conferred:

  • National Award, national Lalit Kala Akademi 1992.
  • All India Award in 5th All India Exhibition AIFACS. New Delhi. 1984.
  • Award in 55th All India Art Exhibition, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar. 1985 in Graphics.
  • Award in All India Art Exhibition organized by Dept. of Language of Culture Himachal Pradesh Govt. Shimla 1985 for Painting.
  • All India Award in the exhibition of Art organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi on the theme of Gandhi Philosophy.
  • State Award in Art exhibition organized by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi. 1980,81 and 85.
  • State Award in Art Exhibition organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. 1980,81.
  • Award certificate in All India Drawing Exhibition Chandigarh. 1987.
  • Award of Honor Art India Ludhiana. 1991.
  • 70-414 sg0-001 70-410 70-410 Pass CCIE R&S lab

One Man Show:

  • Annual Art Exhibition Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh 1979, 1980, 1981 to 1992.
  • Ist and IInd Annual Art Exhibition of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academi, 1981,1982 and 1991.

Group Shows:

  • Painting Exhibition at Fine Arts, Museum, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 1987.
  • Group of 8 members Exhibition of Graphics at Delhi and Chandigarh-1987.
  • Exhibition organized by Fine Arts Dept. at Fine Arts, Museum, Punjab University, Chandigarh. 1987.
  • Exhibition of Chandigarh Artists organized by Chandigarh Museum from the Reserve collection of the Museum 1987.
  • Exhibition from the collection of Fine Arts, Museum, Punjab University, Chandigarh 1987.


  • Award of Honor ART INDIA Ludhiana. 1991.
  • Honor by PUDA in Gulduista Festival as an city eminent artist.
  • Honor by citizedn Welfare council S.A.S. Nagar as an eminent artist 1993.
  • Honor by Tagore Society of Korea and Korean Fine Arts Association 2003.
  • Honor by the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi as an National Award winner Artist.

Mailing address & Studio:
# 1283, PHASE, V, Mohali (Ropar),Pin: 160059


Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Rani laxmi Bai Bhawan 2nd floor opposite
Gurudwara sahib sector 38-c Near fire station

City Chandigarh


Phone: 0172-2686422

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