1918 April 19, Born at Belgaum, Karnataka
Studied at Sir J. J. School of Art, Bombay.
1945 Married Kamal Sahani, a freedom fighter.
Visiting Professor, Delhi Polytechnic Art Department.
1948 First One-Man Show, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society,
Founder Member, Delhi Silpi Chakra.
Represented India at the International Art Programme
held in U.S.A.
1949,50,51 One-man shows at the Freemason’s Hall, New Delhi.
1951-94 Several one-man shows in India and abroad, Kumar Gallery
held his one-man shows from 1955 to 1970
Participated in International shows at Tokyo, Paris, New
York, Venice, Sao Panlo and London.
Won National and International Awards.
Founder member Triveni Kala Sangam and Director of
the Art Department.
1955,62,65 National Awards, Lalit Kala Akademi.
Murals and Sculptures for Fairs and International
Exhibitions at Delhi.
Visiting Professor, School of Architecture & Town
1964 200’ x 50’ mural at Moscow Exhibition organised by
the Government of India.
1966 Mosaic murals for the Children Book Trust, Delhi.
1967,72,76 Elected as an eminent artist to serve in the National
Akademi of Fine Arts.
1967-69, 72-78 Dean, Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Benaras Hindu
University and Head of the Department of Paintings.
1969-72 Visiting Professor at the Skidmore College, New York,
Department of Painting and Asian Studies.
Elected Vice Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi,
Chairman, U.P. Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow.
1982 Elected Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi.
1984 National Emeritus Professor chosen by the Government of
India for outstanding contribution to art.
1985 Parishad Samman by the Sahitya Kala Parishad.
1986 ‘Retrospective’ show sponsored by the Birla Academy of
Art & Culture Calcutta.
Visiting Professor, Delhi College of Art for MFA classes.
Monograph, published by the Lalit Kala Akademi.
1996 K. S. Kulkarni Trust formed according to his ‘Will’
to encourage young artists.
1996 A film produced by Vanessa H. Smith.
1997 An exhibition ‘Light From the Darkness’, A series of
paintings from 1964-66 at the Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
Many publications and writings on Indian Art including
“Human Form in Indian Art” and Jamini. Roy – Out of
the Main Stream of Art Movement.
2001 Exhibition of 25 masterpieces from the 1970s-80s at
Kumar Gallery, New Delhi.
2005 An Appetitie for Life at Kumar Gallery.
2004 In Memory of “Prof. K. S. Kulkarni” at Gallery Ganesha.
2005 The Protean spirit at Art & Deal.
2006 A Rare artist of Substance at Arushi Arts.
2007 Aryan Art Gallery, New Delhi.