M.V Devan : Legendary Artist

Madathil Vasudevan, popularly known as M. V. Devan (15 January 1928 – 29 April 2014), was an Indian painter, sculptor, writer, art critic and orator. He was born in Panniyannur village in Tellicherry in northern Kerala. After completing high school in 1946, he left for Madras to study painting. He learned the basics of painting at the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Madras under the likes of Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury and K. C. S. Paniker.He was the founder member of the famous theatre drama organization "Nadaka Kalari" centered at Vaikom. He was also the founder member and present Chairman of Kerala Kalapeedom, where he tutored and encouraged many young painters such as T. Kaladaran. He also played a major role in establishing Malayala Kalagramam at Mahé. He was associated with literary publications such as Navashakti, Gopuram, Sameeksha, Kerala Kavita and Jwala. A collection of critical essays titled Devaspandanam is considered his magnum opus.


Kalagramam deemed to be a place for Art and culture by Siddhartha Foundation.It is situated in a small village of Kollam district named Pallimon. Kalagramam deemed to be a place for Art and culture by Siddhartha Foundation to promote traditional as well as.It is situated in a small village of Kollam district named Pallimon. Kalagramam is to promote Indian arts and artists.The Foundation stone of the Kalagramam was laid by Sri. Kanai Kunhiraman , who is a famous sculpturer on 19th May 2018.We serve you with a 2000 sqft art gallery along with accomodation facility for artists.Kalagramam has been designed with the inspiration of Cholamandal an artist village It has been designed in such a way that an artist can stay and walk .The main activities conducted in Kalagramam will be painting exhibitions , Fine arts courses , painting and sculpture workshops of various age groups

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Awards do not only acknowledge success; they recognize many other qualities: ability, struggle, effort and, above all, excellence. We conducting state-level competitions years in the field of literature & arts. The foundation has provided the skilled with the Siddhartha Literacy Award, Siddhartha Chithrakala Award, and Ullas trophy.


An art initiative that aims to propagate both contemporary as well as upcoming talent, transcending various genre of art, on an international platform.MVDKG believes in supporting the cause of artists by not just merely hosting exhibitions for them but by giving them a direction to take their works to the next level.

Training Camps

Our art training camps of different age groups gives the freedom to discover and nurture interests with a range of artistic endeavors. Many facilities provide an extremely integrated approach to programs to fully immerse campers in an imaginative environment that will inspire and develop creative passions.

Painting Courses

Enrolling in a course in painting can be a great way to refine skills . At MVDKG , we are offering both short term and long term courses. These courses teach you about approaches to drawing and painting. Students also choose favourite topic or medium for detail practice like (Pencil, Oil Colours, Acrylic Colours etc).

Sculpture Courses

Sculpture may be the oldest of the arts, people carved before they painted or designed dwellings For thousands of years sculpture has filled many roles in human life .Using a highly student centred and fresh approach,our class sculpting classes are designed to suit everyone whether you’re a beginner, experienced, or a professional.

Heritage Museum

MVDKG has established a Heritage Museum. The Museum exhibits objects and representations pertaining to the arts and cultural antiquity of Kerala. This museum presents objects, pictures and materials that evoke the dimensions of Kerala's social history and antiquity. The museum also tries to place the legacy of local histories.

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