Zakir Husain (Tanha)
A brief look at his life…….
Zakir Hussain, the artist, is said to be one of the most remarkable artists born on the Indian soil with the pen-name ‘Tanha’, which means ‘lonely’ in the Urdu language. He has set out to astonish the art lovers with his remarkable artwork based on islamic as well as social themes.
His work is generally a combination of surrealism, realism, abstractism and impressionism which is very difficult. This gives him a unique identification among artists. He is an artist whose works are born out of his day to day experiences, nature and environment. He is always engrossed in his work.
Zakir thanks to Allah for blessing him with art.
“Painting…….. Conversation between self and divine.” says the artist.
His depictions are very powerful and a good food for thought.
Zakir Hussain [Tanha]
*Native Place : Solapur, Maharashtra, India.
*Residence & Studio : Zakir Hussain Shaikh (Tanha).
Room No 301, Star Manzil ,plot
30E , sector -8 B , CBD Belapur,
Navi Mumbai -400614
A.T.D. (Solapur ) India &
ART MASTER (Mumbai )India.
**Awards & Achievements **
2018. 1st place in Cartist 2018 Jaipur.
2017. 1st prize Best painting Award Uchaan Art Gallery , Gurgaon.
2017. Best Painting Award from Eastern Foundation Of Art And craft, Balasore, Odisha.
2016. International “Art Maestro ” Title Award at Lalit Kala Darbar Art gallery , Kerala.
2016. Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation Award Kalanand Art Contest.
2015. M.F.Husain National Award from Indian Royal Academy of Art and Culture, Karnataka.
2015. Best Painting Award from the Art Society of India.
2013. An Achievement of Special Award named “Bint-e-Hawa” given by Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai for depicting exploitation of a woman through an exhibition.
2011. An Achievment of Special Award For “Model Presentation On Human History ” honoured by Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai
2010. A Special Award “Model Presentation On Anti Tobacco Campaign” by Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai
2008. 1st Prize from Salam Bombay Foundation for Best Painting.
2004. 1st Prize from T.P.W.W. Company, Tehran, Iran on Water Conservation Topic.
2000. 1st & 2nd Prizes (Four Prizes) from Govt. Dental College, Mumbai.
**Art Camp **
2013. Organised by Fourth Dimension.
2015. Shaury Art Gallery. Navi Mumbai.
2016. “Draws for Drought” from Kokuyo Camlin , Mumbai.
2017. Liwa Art Hub, Abudhabi, UAE.
2017. Cartist Art Camp , Mumbai.
**Group Show in India **
2016. Darpan Art Gallery, Pune.
2015. Chaitanyamayi Art Gallery,Karnataka.
2015. Venketappa Art Gallery, Bangalore.
2015. Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2015. Art Gate,Churchgate, Mumbai.
2014. Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
2013. State Gallery Of Art, Hyderabad.
2010. Kala Bhavan,Thane.
**International Group Show
2014. Gandhi Center.(Indian Embassy ) Hague, Natherland.
2014. Golden Tulip, Roissy En France.
2014. Ramada, Engelberg, Switzerland.
2014. Ibis Hotel, Germany.
2014. Landmark Village Hotel, Singapore.
**Participation / Selection.**
2015. The Bombay Art Society.
2015. The Art Society of India.
2015. 55th Maharashtra State Art.
2015. National Award Indian Royal Academy Of Art Culture, Karnataka.
2016. The Bombay Art Society.
2016. 56th Maharashtra State Art.
2016. Kalanand Art Contest Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation.
Zakir Husain (Tanha)