SRINAGAR: Distinguished Kashmiri artist, sculpter and rx Principal of Fine Arts College Kashmir Mr. Gayoor Hassan is no more. He breathed his last Saturday evening at SKIMS Srinagar.
Born in Dalgate Srinagar in 1939, Gayoor did B.A. (Fine Arts) Sculpture from M.S. University of Baroda in 1970. Later he taught at the Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Srinagar before he was elevated as its principal.
He also served as Dean Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, University of Kashmir from 1990 98.
Gayoor pioneered founded Kashmir Artists Guild in 1971 and contemporary sculpture movement in Kashmir.
Gayoors works were displayed at Lalit Kala Galleries, Shridharani Art Gallery,Triveni Kala Sangam,Ashoka Art Gallery,New Delhi. Jehangir Art gallery and Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai.
He also participated in various State, National & International Art Exhibitions since 1962.
Gayoor received numerous awards from J&K Cultural Academy & from other state academies including senior Fellowship Deptt. of Culture HRD Govt. of India and was honoured Veteran Artist of India by AIFACS, New Delhi in 2003.
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