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It is not often that talent and fame go hand-in-hand, but Kartik Trivedi has always marched forward extolling his dedication to art, while fame has come behind, sometimes late but always in good time.
Trivedi’s art is spread far and wide, starting from his birth place in India to his home in Houston. His paintings and watercolors adorn the walls of world famous galleries and with world leaders: Late President Ronald Reagan, President Bill Clinton and Late French President Francoise Mitterrand and late Prime Ministers Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi of India, along with one in Buckingham Palace.
He traveled a long and winding road when he came to the U. S. from his native India in 1967. He resided in Cleveland, Santa Clara, Calif. and, for 16 years, in New York. He had numerous one-man art exhibitions.
Trivedi was the recipient of the Hind Rattan Award, India’s highest civilian award. The award is given by the NRI Welfare Society of India.
Very recently a DVD was produced on his life, called “Goraj – the Cosmic Dust.” It’s a short 30-minute documentary which features scenes from his U. S. travels and ends in Houston.
His passion remains his paintings. He was accepted for membership by the prestigious Oil Painters of America and is constantly thinking about the next project.
“I am always composing my next painting,” he said. “Inside me there is a great fire burning all the time.”
Trivedi has four Master’s degrees in music, art and history.
“The Lord has given me this talent and an education and I feel like sharing it with these wonderful students,” he said of his teachings.
Showing no signs of slowing down, he is ready to paint, teach and continues to play the piano.