Nature and Memory, Nitin Banwar
The son of a naval officer and the youngest of four, Nitin Banwar was born in India. When graduating from high school at the age of sixteen, he chose to go to medical school and then made his way to the United States, conducting his residency in Rochester and then becoming an orthopaedic surgeon.
Throughout his early life, art was important to him. In addition to creating art from a young age, he explored the art and architecture of the various parts of India his father’s naval commissions brought the family, and later explored Europe and the United States. Given his worldliness and love of culture, it may not be surprising to learn that Banwar is also an aviator with a private pilot’s license. “It’s a very important part of my life,” he says. “My family, my books, art, and aviation are the four things that define me.”
Banwar’s solo show at The Gallery at the Arts & Cultural Council represents the first public exhibition of his work, which he views as a counterpoint to his medical profession, creating a balance between the objective and the subjective in his life.
© 2013 Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. All rights reserved. Text from Spring 2013 issue of Metropolitan Magazine. This text may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.
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Exhibition Open to the Public
May 2–30, 2013
Friday, May 3, 5:00–9:00 PM
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
The Gallery will be closed
Monday, May 27, 2013
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