Dr.Veena Shekar was an art historian and consultant who curated art shows and art camps in Bangalore. Historical paintings of Srirangapatna was her doctoral thesis for which she was awarded PhD by the Bangalore University in 2002.

Her first book on the Mural paintings of Sibi was published by the Keladi Museum and Historical Research Bureau in 1999. She regularly contributed articles on art to newspapers and journals and had published nearly 80 articles so far. She was the Director of Sameeksha, Art Research and Media, Bangalore and owned and maintained a popular website on Indian art – www.chitralakshana.com

She was a full-time guest faculty at the Dept. of Visual arts, Bangalore University and the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, teaching art history to post-graduate students. She was residing in     Bangalore and was working on a senior  fellowship from the Ministry of  Culture, New Delhi.

It is with deep regret that we announce the sad demise of Dr. Veena Shekar on 16 April 2011 in Bangalore.

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