Dr. Manisha Patil

Dr. Manisha Patil is an art historian and painter. Presently Professor of Art History at Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, she has been in the field of art education since 1984, with a long stint at Sir. J .J. School of Art and Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur. She completed her Bachelor and Masters in Fine Arts in Painting from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur followed by Ph.D. in Art History from M.S. University, Baroda.

She has contributed regularly to several art publications such as Art India, Art News and Views, Art Journal, Chinha, Sesquicentennial catalogue of J.J. School of Art and Shilpakar Charitrakosh.

Patil has initiated the conservation of the J.J. School of Art collection of paintings. She has curated an exhibition of the works of Vinayak Masoji at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. She participates in seminars and is a guest lecturer at Mohile Parikh Center, Asia Art Archive, M.S. University, Baroda among others. She is also a practising artist who has had several major shows with artist husband Prabhakar Patil in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.