Sir jamsetjee jeejebhoy school of art

DEFINITION

Known also as the Sir J.J. School of Art, it was founded in 1857 and is the oldest art institution in Mumbai, India. The name derives from Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy, a businessman-philanthropist who donated initial funds. The government of India took over the school in 1866. That same year, Lockwood Kipling, father of Rudyard Kipling, became a leading, organizing professor at the school, which is now affiliated with the University of Mumbai. Students can earn Bachelor's Degrees in fine art and sculpture and Master's Degrees in Fine Art. Famous attendees include painters Akbar Padamsee, Francis Newton Souza and syed Haider Raza. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Jamsetjee_Jeejebhoy_School_of_Art

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