Arpana Caur, a contemporary Indian artist, was born in 1954. She is a distinguished Indian painter and has exhibited her work since 1974 across the globe. She has showcased her work in solo shows in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai as well as in galleries in London, Glasgow, Berlin, Amsterdam, Singapore, Munich, New York and in Stockholm and Copenhagen National Museum.
Her work can be seen in Chandigarh Museums in Chandigarh, the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi and Mumbai, Kunst Museum in Dusseldorf, Bradford Museum in Bradford, UK, Singapore Museum of Modern Art in Singapore. One can also see her work in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Peabody Essex Museum in Boston, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
She has been extensively written about and invited to various countries and awarded. She won a gold medal in VIth International Triennele 1986 in New Delhi. She was commissioned by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art to execute a large work for its permanent collection on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the nuclear bombings in 1995. She has also created large, non-commercial murals in public spaces in Bengaluru, New Delhi and Hamburg.
Today, her paintings support several projects for the underprivileged, including free vocational training in the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi of which she along with her mother, the renowned writer Ajeet Caur, is the Founder Member. She supports a leprosy home in Ghaziabad and ration projects for poor and old widows.