Shankar Kendale was born in 1948 at Pune. He graduated with a GD in Art from Abhinav Kala Vidyalaya, Pune in 1975. In the field of advertising, he worked as Senior Art Editor in Ogilvy & Mather, as Consultant Art Director at Trikaya Gray and freelanced as Illustrator at Chaitra, at Sista’s and others.
Shankar Kendale’s work as an art director and illustrator at an advertising agency helped him hone his art of drawing and sketching. Using a chiaroscuro technique of light and shade by rubbing off freshly applied paint, Kendale achieves a glow in his artwork. His portrayal of priests and devotees shows his empathy towards them.
He has received awards for his design and illustrations. He has held solo shows at Apparao Galleries, Chennai and at Kynkyny and Time & Space in Bangalore. His works are at numerous collections in India, Dubai, USA, Singapore, UK, France and Australia. He lives and works in Bangalore.