Tag: Progressive artist group

  • Amrita Shergill

    Amrita Shergill

    Amrita Shergill has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting from an early age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her […]

  • Zarina Hashmi

    Zarina Hashmi

    Zarina Hashmi known professionally as Zarina, was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. Her work spans drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Associated with the Minimalist movement, her work utilized abstract and geometric forms in order to evoke a spiritual reaction from the viewer. Zarina earned a degree in mathematics, BS (honors) from […]

  • Manu Parekh

    Manu Parekh

    Manu Parekh is one of the most prominent contemporary Indian painters.  He was born in Ahmadabad in Gujarat. In 1962, he graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art.  He trained under Mukund Shroff during graduation. He also studied in the National School of Drama. He started his career in the theater where he worked as […]

  • Haku Vajubhai Shah

    Haku Vajubhai Shah

    He was an Indian painter, cultural anthropologist, and Gandhian.  He was also an author of folk arts and tribal arts. He belonged to the Baroda Group of the artists who brought tribal and folk art themes in the main space of Indian art. Born on 26 March 1934, in Valod in Gujarat. His mother was […]

  • Ghulam Rasool Santosh

    Ghulam Rasool Santosh

    He was popularly known as G.R. Santosh and was a prominent Kashmiri painter and poet. His subjects and themes were inspired by Kashmir Shaivism. He was born in a modest Muslim family in old Srinagar. After the death of his father, he was dropped out of school and took odd jobs such as writing, painting […]

  • Laxman Shreshtha

    Laxman Shreshtha

    Laxman Shreshtha is known for his abstract works that are sensuous and meditative in nature. The color shifting and composition are smooth.  His works assemble both chaos and peace in a rhythmic way. His paintings are composed of various, blue, brown, red, orange, and yellow colors.  His works capture the passion and little emotions of […]

  • Sohan Qadri

    Sohan Qadri

    Sohan Qadri was an artist who invokes meditative tranquility through the vibrant motifs in his paintings.  He is known for creating ink and dye on the papers to evoke the rich colors of his birthplace, India. He almost always ignores the conventional paint mediums.  He was introduced to yogic practices at the age of seven. […]

  • Himmat Shah

    Himmat Shah

    Born in Lothal, Gujarat, Shah is a prominent sculptor of India.  Shah is an art graduate from Sir J.J. School of Art. He also studied painting at M.S. University in Baroda.  To understand and learn European modernism he spent two years in Paris under S.W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy. Shah is a versatile artist and […]

  • B. Vithal

    B. Vithal

    Born in 1935 in Maharashtra, Vithal started showing his skill in paintings and sketching at the early age of five, he started Lord Ganesha and other Hindu deities sketching on the slate.  Coming from these backgrounds his works contain ancient Indian art, philosophy, and Hindu mythology. He studied in the Sir J.J. School of Art, […]

  • Satish Gujral

    Satish Gujral

    Gujral was an Indian artist, painter, writer, and muralist. Born in Jhelum in Punjab in British Raj, he had hearing impairment till age 62. Because of his hearing problem, many schools refused admission to him. One day he saw a bird sitting on a tree’s branch and he draw that. It was an indication of […]