Renowned Warli artist Jivya Soma Mashe has bagged the prestigious Prince Claus Award for his contribution to Warli painting. On behalf of the Prince Claus Fund, the award will be presented to him by the Netherland Ambassador Bob Hiensch on January 13, 2010. The award will be accompanied by a cheque of 25,000 Euro (about Rs 17.5 lakh), a release said. "Mashe honoured for his creative reinvention of an art vocabulary that was disappearing, for his vivid representation of the Warli vision of nature and culture in equilibrium, for highlighting the contemporary relevance of local forms of knowledge, and for his significant contribution to the culture and development of the tribal people," the release quoted the jury of the awards as saying.
Source Press Trust of India