Delhi Art School had conferred the B.C. Sanyal Dedicated Teacher Award for 2013 to art historian H.A. Anil Kumar, who teaches at the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (KCP), at its annual convocation held on December 25.

College principal Tejendra Singh Baoni said in a communiqué Mr. Anil Kumar is the first art critic to receive the award in south India since its inception and the first teacher from Karnataka to receive the honour. The award is being given in the name of B.C. Sanyal, pioneer of Modern Indian Art. He received the award along with the internationally renowned artists including Subodh Gupta, Viren Tanwar, Pierluigi Buratta, S. Ajay Kumar and Kandrapa Sarma.

Mr. Anil Kumar, who has been teaching and writing about art history since 1992, is a renowned critic, art historian and contemporary curator. He is a recipient of the Unesco-Aschberg Fellowship (2004, Finland), Charles Wallace Trust of India Scholarship (to study art at Royal College of Art in London 2004-2005) and Pro-Helvetia Critic in Residency Fellowship (Switzerland 2012). He is the author of Noduva Bage , a Kannada translation of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing .