Francis Antony Kodankandath
ARTIST KODANKANDATH ANTONY FRANCIS
Self taught artist from Thrissur , Kerala , Indian . Inspired by his father Prof. K.P Antony. Studied at ST.Clares and St.Thomas’ Schools , Nehru Arts School (Under Samuel Master) and Model High School (Under Krishnankutty Sir). While studying at St.Thomas’ college Kodankandath was awarded at the Calicut University Youth Festival for Oil Painting . He received state Awards in 1986 ,1989 and 1993 . Was Selected for National Exhibition of Art in 1994 , and won National Award in 2003. I in 2004 , he was selected for Trinnale and National Awardees Exhibition . He held 54 Solo Exhibitions in India , Japan , Italy , France , England , America , Thailand & Dubai . He was awarded certificates of merit from UNFPO , Indian Institute of Technology , Chennai and National Academy of Customs , Delhi . His Painting style reminds us of Jigsaw Puzzle in European glass Painting . Currently he is working as Customs Intelligence Superintedent at Calicut International Airport . Detected Smuggling cases totally valued 3556 Million and won commendation certificates 10 times . Won Xth Florence Biennale Medal 2015 –At Florance , Italy.