Prashant Shashikant Patil, is the recipient of the CIMA Awards 2019. Patil earned his B.F.A. from Bharti Vidhyapheet College of Fine Art, in Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra, and his M.F.A. from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
“I had been inspired by the painting of Nandalal Bose and sculptures of Ramkinkar Baij,” the artist said. “The ambiance of Kala Bhavan (the institute of fine arts at Visva-Bharati) has moulded my thoughts and vision and my guiding force is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy.