opi Gajwani, painter and designer was born in Sind in 1938. He graduated in Graphic Designing from the Delhi School of Art in 1959, and with Delhi as his base, established himself as a multidimensional artiste, winning accolades for his designs, paintings, cartoons and caricatures.
He has designed some 30-plus coffee table glossies, two with his own photographs (Rajasthan, Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). He was a designer at the American Centre for twenty nine years and creates stunning, elegant posters that have served as cultural milestones for two generatings the harbingers of plays, films, dances and workshops, both home-grown and foreign. He's also a cartoonist, illustrator and filmmaker. His hallmark is class a precise coordination of understatement, clean briefs and perfectly balanced spaces.
He has had several solo exhibitions both in India and abroad at prestigious venue such as Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1983, 1981, 1976, 1975, 1970, 1968, 1966; ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi, 1997; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1996; Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1995; Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1994; Dhoomi Mal Gallery, New Delhi, 1988; USIS, New Delhi, 1987; Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1978; USIS, Mumbai, 1977; 'Tribute to Mother Teresa', Gallery Art Indus, New Delhi, 1997; 'The End of Silence', Gallery Mirage, New Delhi, 1997; International Triennial of Painting, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1996; 'Images on Paper', Gallery Art Motif, New Delhi, 1996; Pyong-Taek International Art Festival, Korea, 1996; 'A Homage', LTG Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1995; 'Vision '95', Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art, New Delhi, 1995; Korea-Indo Art, New Delhi, 1995; 'Drawing '94', Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 1994; 'An Immediate Look', Habitat Gallery, New Delhi, 1992; Srishti Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1992; Art Camp, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 1992; 'Petals of Offering', Lalit Kala Academy, New Del