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Top painters of India

Friday, March 26th, 2010 | Author:

M.F.Hussain – He is one of the most gifted artists of India who is known for his strong appreciation of the humans. His paintings are stark and bold and always make a point. Hussain captivates and entices all art lovers.

Francis Newton Souza – He was the first experimental artist from India to achieve wide spread fame in the west. Souza’s work had a good amalgamation of Expressionism and British neo-romanticism.

Vasudev S. Gaitonde – He was regarded as one of the most finest abstract painter of India. His ethereal paintings captivate you and linger on with you for eternity.

Ram Kumar – He is one of the post colonial contemporary artists of India. Ram Kumar has indeed been one of the brilliant twentieth century modern painter especially with his work in Sao Paulo in 1961, 1965 and 1972.

Manjit Bawa – Yet other Indian contemporary artists who tops the chart with his dynamic paintings. The main charm of his paintings is the feel that one gets with the amazing use of color and space.

Krishen Khanna – He is one of the distinguished names in the Indian contemporary art scene. Krishen Khanna makes an impact on the canvas that it sure leaves an incredible expression on the on-lookers. His masterful maneuver of painting evokes great feelings.

Amrita Shergil – She was one of the eminent painters of India. She was the daughter of a Sikh aristocrat and a Sanskrit scholar. Her work was often rejected and called absurd but it sure caught the attention of people who enjoy this absurdity. She is surely of the greatest painters of modern India.

Rameshwar Broota – He is one of the talented painters of modern India. Broota mostly paints in the monochrome technique, black being his favorite. He works with a sharp and thin blade so as to bring in great forms of light.

Ram Kumar

Monday, September 28th, 2009 | Author:

ramkumarvaranasiRam Kumar, like few other painters dabbled into other streams before finally taking a plunge in the beautiful world of Indian art. He did have the interest in art but it was not before he completed his Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University that he decided to take the plunge. Once he completed his Masters, he moved to art goldmine world of Paris to study painting. He learned the nuances from famous Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger. He made rapid strides and soon he was awarded with prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship in 1970. That says about the man’s passion and talent.


Ram Kumar’s Paintings always had a touch of reality. He has wonderfully depicted alienation of urban population. Talk about sad conditions of humans and you have this painter who captured all these emotions on his canvas. Whether you talk about hostile conditions and lonely humans in the city, Ram Kumar has simply mesmerized the world with his depiction of hopelessness. He has greatly covered the holy city of Varanasi.


Ram Kumar’s Varanasi has earned great acclaim and critical fame. His Varanasi is without any hopes and dilapidated with mass covered houses. His abstract paintings wonderfully represent artist’s sordid interpretation of the city. He does not magnify quaint ghats of Varanasi and neither has he boasted about erstwhile purity of the city. He showcases what Varanasi has become; the urban nightmare. He portrays the greed of the human inhabitants of the place. It’s truly heart-wrenching. Ram Kumar has won several awards including Padmashree by the Govt. of India in 1972 and Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh State Govt. he has also earned acclaim as Hindi Short storywriter.

Ram Kumar

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 | Author:

With the increasing global attention in the Indian art industry, Ram Kumar’s paintings too have gained appreciation in the art market. Ram Kumar has had numerous solo exhibitions including the International Biennales in Tokyo in 1957 and 1970, the Venice Biennale 1958 and in Sao Paulo in 1961, 1965 and 1972.  Apart from this, he has also participated in the Festival of India show held in the former USSR and also in Japan in 1987-88. Ram Kumar has also received the prestigious ‘Prem Chand Puraskar’ from the Uttar Pradesh Government for ‘Meri Priya Kahaniyan’ which was a collection of short stories.

Born in 1924 in Shimla, Ram Kumar is one of the post colonial contemporary artists of India. He achieved his master’s degree in economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. Ram Kumar use to take painting classes at the Sharda Vakil School of art and was noticed by the famous painter In 1985, he was awarded the ‘Kalidas Samman’ by the Madhya Pradesh State Govt. Ram Kumar lives and works in New Delhi. At Paris, Kumar took guidance under Andre Lhote and Fernard Leger between 1949 and 1952.

Ram Kumar maintains the nitty grities in his work by depicting the art of reminiscence. Ram Kumar relinquished his engagement with the state and civil society which claimed to characterize his position. The artist prefers to turn inward; choosing to be an inside expel of the soul. Ram Kumar’s recent paintings have been quite aesthetic screaming from within the soul. The stern structure and the intensity of the brush strokes evoke the universal rhythm of art creation in Kumar’s paintings. The still silence of Kumar’s paintings in a way screams to the onlooker. The journey of Kumar’s art has been an experience like that of the flowing river, moving graciously from festive expressivity to menacing reticence. The true subject of Ram Kumar’s art is perhaps the sensuousness of the beautiful landscapes that he creates in his paintings.