P. Solomon RAJ:
Dr. P. Solomon RAJ was
born son of a village mission schoolteacher in the West Godavary
district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a Lutheran Theologian from India
which wrote his Ph.D. thesis on an indigenous church in India. Solomon
RAJ is not only a tehologian but also an artist. His outstanding
batiks and wood-cuts have been shown in numerous expositions in
Germany, Britain and the USA.
from Andhra Christian College, Guntur 1945
Government Training College, Rajamundry 1947
Serampore (Gurukul Theological College) 1956
in Communication Education, USA
Birmingham University, England; dissertation published on
a Folk Christian Church in India)
Teachers Training School 1947 - 53
1956 - 60
1960 - 61
- AV Aids
1961 - 67
Vani Radio Director
1967 - 77
Selly Oak Colleges, U.K 1977 - 82
1984 - 86
Patton Fellow, U.K
1987 - 88
St. Andrews, Manila
1990 - 92
Luke's Lalit Kala Ashram At present
Dr. RAJ trained
first as a free lance artist with Ramarao School of Arts in Rajahmundry,
and later in the Indiana University School of Arts graduate program.
A member and past president of Indian Christian Arts Association,
he was also a member of the Asian Christian Arts Association, Kyoto
City, Japan in 1992. During this year he r eceive
d an ACAA Scholarship
to study Japanese wood block printing.
Dr. RAJ lectured every year
in several academies and universities in Germany, England, Netherlands,
and Toronto, Canada
as guest of the Canadian Baptist Mission. He held an art exhibition
in each of these places. Many
periodicals in these countries related to Arts, Faith and Culture,
have published his lectures. Exhibitions, one-person
shows and demonstrations also took place at Birmingham University
and Selly Oak Colleges.
Patrons include the Christian
Conference of Asia; LutheranMission
in the USA; Bread for the World; Missio Aachen; Basel Mission; Dutch
Reformed Churches Mission, Oegstgeest, Netherlands; VE Mission,
Wuppertal: EMS Stuttgart; Christians Aware, England; Jesuit Mission
in Nuremberg and Munich; Lutheran Mission in Hermannsburg; and many
churches, institutions and individuals in Europe and Asia.
Dr. RAJ currently directs an ashram for fine arts including song,
dance and drama.
Flame and Springing Fountain (German language version, Nuremberg,
1988; English Version ISPCK 1993)
in Luke's Gospel - 12 colour woodcuts German version, Nuremberg
, 1991; English version, India, 1996)
begegnet Frauen - 10 black and white prints Christ and the
women, German text, Munich, 2000)
of creatures, text by Prof. Hollenweger, 6 batik pictures
posters, Sunday bulletin blanks, greetings cards for Augsburg
Fortress Press, U.S.A; Christians Aware, England; VEM Wuppertal;
EMS Stuttgart, etc.
of Dr. RAJ's papers have been published in periodicals around
the world, and two calendars have appeared entirely with
the artist's works: one by Missio Aachen in 1991, the other
by the Dutch Reformed Mission in 1987.
Some paintings of Dr. P.
Solomon RAJ are:
Fellow of Selly Oak Colleges, 1991
in Residence, three Lutheran colleges in the USA, 1986
Please check Solomon RAJ's NEXT
GALLERY with his best art works in this recent time.