Manjit Bawa

Manjit Bawa was born in Dhuri, Punjab in 1941. He completed his education in art from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1958. In 1964, he left for Britain and worked there as a silkscreen printer. He vame back from Britain in 1971. Between 1975-1977, he taught at the College of Art. The eminent…

Laxman Aelay

Laxman Aelay was born in 1964 in Andhra Pradesh. He completed BA in painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad. The artist is heavily inspired by the village life that he witnessed in his childhood. The men, women, animals, houses, plants, come alive on the canvas with his use…

Lalu Prasad Shaw

Lalu Prasad Shaw was born in 1937 in Bengal. He pursued a diploma in painting (Western) from the, Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta (now Kolkata) from 1954 to 1959. In 1967, he became a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists. He has exhibited his work both within the country and abroad, notably…

Krishen Khanna

Born in 1925 in Lyallpur (present-day Faisalabad in Pakistan), he pursued his education from Imperial Service College in Windsor, England. After the Partition, the artist moved to Bombay (now Mumbai). He was working in a bank when he joined the Progressive Artists Group. He exhibited his paintings for the first time as a member of…

K.S. Kulkarni

K.S. Kulkarni was born in Karnataka and completed his education from Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay (now Mumbai). His solo exhibitions were held in various cities, including New Delhi, Zurich, Mexico, Kolkata, New York, Cairo, London, Tokyo, and Bhopal. He also participated in various group exhibitions across the world. He was the founder of…

K.G. Subramanyan

K.G. Subramanyan was born in 1924 in Kerala. He was a graduate in economics from Presidency College, Madras (now Chennai). Later, he joined Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan to study art. In 1951, he became a lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts in M.S. University, Baroda. In 1955, he received the British Council…

K. Laxma Goud

K. Laxma Goud was born in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh, in 1940. In 1963, the Government College of Art and Architecture, Hyderabad awarded him a diploma in drawing and painting. Later, he studied mural painting and printmaking at M.S. University, Baroda. This enriching educational background helped him to create his own simple style which adorns his…

K. Jagjit Singh

K. Jagjit Singh is a landscape artist who was attracted to colours and canvas in his early age. The young man joined the NDA in 1960. However, that couldn’t stop his zeal to learn the finer nuances of art. He was trained at the NDA by art professionals. Later, he joined the Kumaon regiment and…

Jogen Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury was born in Faridpur (present-day Bangladesh) in 1939. In 1948, the family moved to Calcutta (now Kolkata) after the Partition of India. He graduated from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1960. Later, he joined Beaux-Arts de Paris for further studies. The trauma of being uprooted from the birthplace which…