Famous Indian Painters


1.      Abanindranath Tagore

              Tagore was born on 7th August 1871. He was the principal artist and a creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”.  In Indian Art, he was also a first major exponent of Swadeshi values. Thereby, he founded Bengal School of Arts which made him to build a foundation for modern paint.

He was most famous for Children’s literature. He was most popularly known as Aban Thakur for his books Rajkahini, Budo Angula, Khirer Putul, and Nalak. His books are landmark for Bengali literature and mostly for Children.

2.      Amrita Sher Gil

       She was born on 30th January 1913. She was an eminent Hungarian-Indian painter. She was called as one of the greatest Avant-grade women artists of the early 20th Century. She spent most of her life in travelling to Countries like Turkey, France, and India. While travelling, she derived highly from the art styles and cultures of the Countries. Young Girls is the oil painting drawn by her at the age of 19 years. This bought her a lot of fame. Besides painting, she was also avid reader and a pianist. She is a British Indian.

3.      F. N. Souza

                His full name was Francis Newton Souza. He was born on 12th April 1924 and is commonly referred as F. N. Souza. For progressive Artists Group of Bombay, he was a founding member. He was the first person to achieve highest recognition in the west. 

His style will exhibit both low-life and high energy. He was born to Roman Catholic parents in the village of Saligao, Goa. Later his family moved to Mumbai. In 1947, he joined a communist party in 1947.

4.      Jamini Roy

                He was born on 11th April 1887. He was an Indian painter. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1954. He was a best-known pupil of Rabindranath Tagore. In his paintings, originality and contribution to modern art are main attributes. His parents were land owners in Beliatore which means he was born to a moderate family.

He started his career as a commissioned portrait painter. Because of an effort to discover his own talent, he gave up commissioned portrait portal in early1920’s. HE featured a new style based on Bengali folks. Hence, he changed his style from his academic western training. He died on 24th April 1972.

5.      Jatin das

               He was born in 1941. He is an Indian painter and Sculptor. He was also well known for his drawing too. He completed his schooling at Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay. He worked under professor S. B. Palsikar.

He started participating in the art exhibitions for both National and International levels. He did his schooling at Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay. S. B. Palsikar used to be his professor. His schooling lasted for five years from 1957 to 1962.
Later, he started participating in National and International level painting competitions. Few of the exhibitions he participated are namely the Biennales in 1971, in Venice in 1978, and the Documenta in Kessel in 1975.

6.      M. F. Husain

               His full name is Maqbool Fida Husain. He was born on 17th September 1915. He was a modern India painter. He was also a founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists Group.

In 1940’s, he was also associated with modern modernism. His early association with Bombay Progressive Artists was a lot inspired by the new India in 1947 after the partition.
His themes in paintings include diverse topics like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the British Raj, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and rural and Urban life of India. He also worked as a director for few films which bought him many awards. He received The National Film award for best Experimental film in 1967 for the film ‘Through the eyes of a Painter ‘.

7.      Nandal Bose

                    Nandal was born on 3rd December 1882. He is also considered as one of the pioneers of modern Indian art. He is also a key figure for contextual modernism. He was a pupil of Abanindranath Tagore. He was also considered for his Indian Style of painting. In 1922, he became principal of Kala Bhavan, Santi Niketan. He was mostly inspired by the Tagore family and the sculptures of Ajanta. His classic works include paintings of scenes from Indian mythologies, village life, and Indian Women. 

8.      Rabindranath Tagore

                Rabindranath Tagore is the most famous person from ancient India. He was born on 7th May 1861. He was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent. He was also a poet, Musician, and artist.

In late 19th Century or early 20th Century, he reshaped Bengali literature, music, and Indian art with Contextual Modernism. He is mostly referred to as the Bard of Bengal. Tagore was a poet since he is eight years old. He died on 7th August 1941 and his cremation place was Nimtala Cremation, Calcutta, British India. 

9.      Raja Ravi Varma

                Raja Ravi Varma who is a Malayali painter and an artist. He was born on 29th April 1848. He is considered as one of the greatest painters of Indian history for several aesthetic sciences and boarder social reasons. He was most famous for making affordable lithographs of his paintings in which most of them were mostly available to the public. He later died on 2nd October 1906 at the age of 58 years.

10.  Satish Gujral

                 Satish was born on 25th December 1925. He is an Indian painter, muralist, writer, and sculptor and a writer of the post-independent era. Inder Kumar Gujral who is a former Prime Minister of India was his elder brother. In 1999, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan. He became visually impaired of hearing after a tragic incident in his childhood, but he later gained it through surgery at the age of 62 years.


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