Portrait of "Phaboji" (Grandmother) earns Merit Award at the Goodman Gallery

Saluja's portrait of her paternal grandmother, Shani Devi Kaur, is currently on exhibit at the Lyme Art Association's Goodman Gallery in Connecticut from March 4, 2011 through April 23, 2011. The group exhibit, coordinated by the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists is a juried show titled "Faces of Spring". Out of the 200 entries, judged by portrait artist Mary Minifie, approximately 60 paintings were selected. Saluja's portrait is one of nine paintings to receive an award. For more information on the exhibit please visit www.lymeartassociation.org.

Duleep Singh Prints Now Available

Several people have inquired about the availability of Maharajah Duleep Singh prints. Please email the artist or call 212-461-4989 to order a limited edition Duleep Singh print by itself or with Maharajah Ranjit Singh. The father and son portraits hanging side by side tell the inspiring and tragic story of the rise and fall of the Sikh empire.Installation#2_ROM2009Installation#4_ROM2009 "Kings of the Punjab" at the Royal Ontario Museum (photo credit: Brian Boyle, 2009)

Presentation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Talking with the audience at the Asian Art MuseumIn June, 2003, Manu Saluja was invited to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to speak at the opening of the Satinder Kaur Kapany Gallery of Sikh Art. This was the first venue where she talked about the research and planning for her painting of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, which included photos of the armor, shield, turban helmet, concept drawings, and historical background information.