Maharajkumari Vidita Singh of Barwani – Vidita Singh
Princess Vidita Singh, is one of the first automotive artists in India, brings to life these fine automobiles in elements that are uniquely India. She hails from the royal family of Barwani, an erstwhile royal kingdom in Madhya Pradesh, picturesquely situated between the Narmada River & the Satpura ranges.
She was brought up in a family of automotive enthusiasts, who are passionate about cars – her father H.H. Rana Manvendra Singh, a pioneer in the field of automotive restoration, he is a published Automotive historian, and is the driving force behind the Cartier Concours d’Elegance – it was inevitable that automobiles would be reflected in her art. Vidita feels a passionate need to preserve India’s automotive history and tradition. And, she does this through her canvases.
Interested in art from an early age, her paintings themed on cars, have hoisted her to the national stage after she completed College and finally immersed herself into painting. Vidita has managed to portray automobiles and the special relation automobiles had with India in a manner that has earned her National acclaim. Bringing out the novelty automobiles were in the bygone era, and the artistic and mechanical masterpieces they are today in her paintings are her passion.
Vidita’s work has earned her credit, so much so, that she has been featured on T.V. shows like BBC’s “Wheels”, NDTV India’s “Raftaar”. She has also been featured in Automotive and lifestyle magazines such as Hello Magazine India, BBC Top Gear, Auto India, Femina India, Motoring Overdrive, Auto Motor & Sport amongst others.
Vidita had done a painting for Ford Motor’s Centenary Celebrations, which now hangs in the office of the Managing Director of the Ford Motor Company, India. She was also commissioned to create a painting for Hyundai Motor Company, India which graces their corporate office.
An invited member of the American website AutomotiveArtist.com, Vidita has also been featured as an ‘Upcoming Automotive Artist’ in the Dutch website Carartspot.com.
Vidita has had solo exhibitions in New Delhi & Mumbai and has been part of several exhibitions including the Cartier Concours d’Elegance.
2005 – Featured artist at Autorama – The annual vintage car exhibition held by the Titus & Co. Automotive museum, New Delhi.
2006 – Solo Exhibition at ABN-AMRO Hauz Khas Art Gallery New Delhi.
2007 – Exhibited at the Haig Vintage Car Ralley held in New Delhi
2008 – Exhibited at the Automotive Exposition, New Delhi
2011 – Exhibited at the Cartier Concours d’Elegance held in New Delhi
2012 – Royal Fables Exhibition, held at The Imperail Hotel in New Delhi.
2013 – Royal Fables Exhibition, held in New Delhi.
2014 – Royal Fable Exhibition, held at The Imperail Hotel in New Delhi.
2014 – Royal Fables Exhibition held at The St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai.
2016 – Solo Exhibtion in Mumbai at the India Fine Art Gallery.