Year of Birth: 1950
Location:Keelavannam, Ariyalur Dist.
Address: No 1, Muthukrishnan Street, Pondi Bazar, T Nagar, T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
Born in 1950, in Keelavannam, Ariyalur Dist.
He obtained his diploma in painting from Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kumbakonam in 1974 and Post Diploma in Painting from Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras in 1978.
He has held exhibitions between 1979-2005 at Bhuvaneshwar, Kolkata, Bangalore, Salem, Mahe, Tiruchi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Singapore, Austin, Texas and Edinburgh.
1995 : National award, Lalit kala Akademi, New Delhi
1992 : State award Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Academy, Madras
1997 : All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award for 50th year of art in Independence India, at Chennai.
1996 : Invited for the Asian Biennial at Bangladesh and invite for the Cultural exchange program in Angara by National Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2000-02 : Awarded by Senior Fellowship Human Resources, Dept. of Culture, New Delhi.
Viswam, a National Award-winner, is a Chennai-based contemporary Indian artist who is well-known in Edinburgh. He was also a student of the acclaimed and respected Tamil Nadu artist S.Dhanapal(1919-2000).
Viswam possesses a very energetic and outgoing persona, which is aptly reflected in his attention-seeking vivacious brush-strokes. His moments of truth come into being through his oil-on-canvas abstract works, as he experiences an incomparable sense of absolute freedom during the time of creation. Simultaneously, he attempts to capture the various temperaments of nature in his works.