Mario Miranda’s Art Work: Souvenir from Goa
Wiki mentions: right from the tender age of six Mario Miranda showed his inclinations towards drawing, the walls of his home were his first canvas. He pursued his passion more than his studies. His early works appeared in Illustrated Weekly of India, a weekly magazine of India. Soon he was offered work in several other reputed magazines of India. A scholarship for travel and a year’s stay in Portugal helped him broaden his horizon.
Later Mario Miranda traveled abroad to several countries and the memories he brought back were sketched accurately in a very humorous style. His works have been compiled into books like Goa with Love, A little World of Humor, Sketch book, Germany in Wintertime, Impression of Paris and Mario de Miranda.
You can see more his work in this site: Mario Miranda.
His art work can be now brought back home in the form of a piece of cutlery or a framed wall hanging or a T-shirt and numerous other options. I have made five trips to Goa till date and each time I keep bringing back some souvenir or the other and still feel my collection isn’t enough.
He got a series of awards from not only Government of India but also from the heads of several other countries.
Padma Shri in 1988,
Padma Bhushan in 2002
Life Time Achievement Award from All India Cartoonists’s Association, Bangalore
Highest civilian honor of “Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic” from the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, in 11 Nov. 2009
“Commander of the Order of Prince Henry”, a Portuguese National Order of knighthood from Portugal, under the President of the Republic Aníbal António Cavaco Silva in Dec 2009.
He passed away on 11th Dec 2011. It will be his third death anniversary this Thursday!