Artist Profile : Born in 1945 at Sarjapur, near Bangalore. Krishnappa studied art at Kala Mandir, Bangalore and Nuthan Kala Mandir, Mumbai, under the guidance of A.N. Subha Rao, H.N. Haldankar, A.A. Almelkar and S.N. Joshi of Bombay and has a Diploma of Fine Arts. He served as Art designer at Weaver's Service Centre for more than 2 decades till 2001.
He has held more than 10 Solo shows, has participated in several group exhibitions and received several awards including the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Award '81 and '83. His 19 Awards include 6 from the Andhra Academy of Arts 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1986 and 1987.
The colors, forms and textures of his Musician Series reflect the themes and moods celebrated by the folk art forms.
He lives and works in Bangalore.