Devi Prasad (artist)
Devi Prasad was an Indian artist and peace activist. He was a pioneering studio potter, painter, designer, photographer, art educator and peace activist.

Early life

Devi Prasad studied at Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan and also at Sevagram
Sevagram is Hindi for "A village for service" and the name of a village in the state of Maharashtra, India. This was the place of Mohandas Gandhi's ashram. Previously it was named as Shegaon: it was Mahatma Gandhi who renamed it to Sevagram....


Career, peace activism, and death

A major exhibition, The Making of the Modern Indian Artist-Craftsman, was held in New Delhi in May 2010, wherein his works spanning 65 years beginning with some of Devi Prasad's earliest artworks – a selection of paintings made in Santiniketan in 1938 – and ends with a showcasing of some of the last (from 2003–04) that were made the last time he used his studio in Delhi.

Devi Prasad was also a lifelong pacifist and peace activist promoting ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.

He worked internationally with War Resisters' International
War Resisters' International
War Resisters' International is an international anti-war organization with members and affiliates in over thirty countries. Its headquarters are in London, UK.-History:...

 (WRI) for several decades, serving in its London office as general secretary from 1962-72 prior to his term as chair from 1972-1975. His history of the organization, War is a Crime Against Humanity: The story of War Resisters' International, was published in 2005.

He died in Delhi on June 1, 2011.

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