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 &
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.