Gattem venkatesh

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Born in Chinadoddigallu village in Andhra Pradesh, self-taught artist Gattem Venkatesh specializes in carving miniature sculptures on tips of pencils, chalk pieces, crayons, bamboo, matchsticks, etc. and making architectural models using waste materials. He holds a Bachelors of Architecture (2019) degree and completed his Masters in Urban Planning in 2021; he was awarded an honourable Doctorate (Arts) from the International Peace University, Germany, 2019. Winner of the Limca Book of Records (2014), he also won the Guinness World Record, 2017, for his unique art. His works have been exhibited in various parts of the world and he regularly conducts workshops for students to introduce them to his unique miniature art.