Exhibition of paintings and photographs – Aug. 20, 2011 to Aug. 28, 2011

At C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation, Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
Inauguration of Madras Week by Prof M. S. Swaminathan with an exhibition of paintings by A. Ananda Kumar and photographs by the late M. K. Rangaswamy Aiyangar of Madras and its environment.
Kumar graduated from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, in 2011 and is the first degree holder in Fine Arts from his village Koralpakkam in Thiruvannamalai District.

Aiyangar was an eminent photographer of the early 20th century. A scholar of art, culture, religion and music, he wrote many articles on the subjects in leading dailies like The Hindu, Indian Express and the weeklies and magazines of his times. He authored several books, among which Thyagaraja Thatvam and Mahabalipuram – A Guide Book with illustrations of photographs taken by him are noteworthy.

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