M. V. Devan

Indian artist (1928-2014)

Madathil Vasudevan, popularly known as M. V. Devan (January 15, 1928 – April 29, 2014) was an Indian painter, sculptor, writer, art critic and orator.[1] He was made the Chairman of Kerala Lalithakala Akadem, an art institute, from 1974 to 1977. He was born in Panniyannur village in Thalassery in northern Kerala.

Devan in May 2011

During this time, he created an organization called Perunthachan, which helped with the housing sector. Throughout his life, Devan tried to protect many paintings in India and parts of the world.

Devan died of an illness on 29 April 2014 at his home in Aluva, Kerala, aged 86.[2]


  1. Artist Directory
  2. S. Anandan (2014-04-27). "Artist M.V. Devan passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-05-01.