Srikanta Shastry Kukke was one of the founders of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. He also played an important part in the conception of the Chitrakala Vidyalaya. He studied at the Chamarajendra technical Institute (CTI) in Mysore. Coming from a family of scholars, his works have an obvious attachment to Traditional arts and literature. He has attempted to transform sequences from literary works into images that can easily be read. The method he used to execute his works was the Wash method, followed by the Bengal School. He copied Murals of Lepakshi, Shravanabelagola and Banasthali in Rajasthan. Two of the Lepakshi mural copies are housed in the Galleries of the Parishath part of this collection. The collections of works that are currently in the galleries were donated upon his death in 1991.

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