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Pattachitra Tussar Painting by Laxmi Meher

28 Jul 2021

Laxmi Meher is an award-winning Indian Painter. She is famous for her Odisha Pattachitra Paintings. She has completed 30 years of her career as a painter.
Laxmi Meher was born in Tarava, a small village in western Odisha and currently lives in Bolangir town of Odisha. Her husband Padmashri Kailash Chandra Meher, elder son Prakash Meher, daughter Manisha Meher & younger son Jayanta Meher are artists of National reputation. All her family members have got many State & National Awards in the field of Art & Crafts.
She got married early and was initiated into this craft when she was just eighteen. She gained major experience in the field of Tussar Painting from her husband who is also an UNESCO & ShilpGuru award artist knowledgable in several fields of arts & crafts. Now for the last three decades she is engaged heart and soul in this craft. Besides the duty of a housewife she has been giving training at institutions like "Indian Art & Craft Academy for Women" and "Handicrafts Handloom Museum & Service Centre for Women" where many poor artisans are being trained. She endeavors to help needy women of KBK districts of Odisha.  She has successfully completed Govt. of India training scheme likes "Guru Shishya Parampara under HRD scheme" , "Scheme-C" etc.
She has participated in a number of art exhibitions all over India and her paintings are highly valued by the visitors. Many of them have been purchased by Museums, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Industries, HRD, Parliament House and private collections of so many VVIP in India & abroad.

Her determination has earned her the Master Craftsman National Award from the President of India in 2005 and State Award from Chief Minister of Odisha in 1990.