A. A. Raiba
Nabanita Dutta
A. Ramachandran
Nandalal Bose
A.A. Almelkar
Narayan Shridhar Bendre
Abani Sen
Nayanaa Kanodia
Abanindranath Tagore
Niren Sen Gupta
Akbar Padamsee
33 [A,B], 34 [A,B]
Pablo Picasso
18 [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F], 20
Anindita Bhattacharya
Paresh Maity
80, 81
Arpana Caur
Paritosh Sen
Benode Behari Mukherjee
Prabhakar Barwe
Bhajju Shyam
Prabhakar Kolte
Chittaprosad Bhattacharya
Pran Krishna Pal
Chittrovanu Mazumdar
Pratibha Singh
106, 107
Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury
Radhika Agarwala
F. N. Souza
Rajendra Dhawan
Gaganendranath Tagore
Rajnish Kaur
Ganesh Haloi
Ram Kinkar Vaij
Ganesh Pyne
74, 75
Ram Kumar
45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54
Gopal Samantray
Rameshwar Broota
Haku Shah
Sadanandan P. K
Jagdish Swaminathan
39, 40
Sanjay Bhattacharya
Jamini Roy
Sareena Khemkha
94, 95
Seema Kohli
86 [A,B,C,D]
Jitish Kallat
Shanti Dave
K. G. Subramanyan
Shefali Munjal
K. Laxma Goud
57, 58
Shridhar Iyer
K. S. Kulkarni
Somnath Hore
21[A to F], 22, 23
Kalicharan Gupta
Subodh Gupta
Kalighat School Painting
Suhas Roy
71, 72
Kavita Singh Kale
Sukeshan Kanka
Lalu Prasad Shaw
Surendrapal Joshi
M. F. Husain
30[A to M],31 [A to C]
T. V. Santhosh
M. Sivanesan
Thota Vaikuntam
M. V. Dhurandhar
Vinita DasguptaVivan
Manjit Bawa
Megha Joshi
Yogesh Mahida
Mitali Shah
103, 104
Yusuf Arakkal
Mukul Chandra Dey
A.A. Almelkar (1920-1982) Born in 1920, Solapur, Maharashtra, he began painting at the young age of seven. After a conventional education in a local school, he joined the Sir J. J. School of Arts in Mumbai. During his student years, he won several awards at shows organized by the Art Society of India and the Bombay Art Society. He later joined as a lecturer at the Sir J.J School of Arts in 1968. Almelkar’s work was exhibited in several solo and group shows in India and internationally. His shows won acclaim in Malaysia and in other Asian capitals too. He won the National award for excellence in art, and was invited as a state guest to Malaysia to deliver several lectures. His selected collections are with National Gallery of Modern Art and Lalit Kala Akademi. Almelkar passed away in December 1982 at the age of 62.

Abdul Aziz Raiba (born 1922) A.A. Raiba was born in Bombay, Maharashtra. He graduated from Bombay’s Sir J.J. School of Art. Raiba’s work has been part of numerous exhibitions in over 20 countries, including the Shirom Art Gallery and Taj Art Gallery (both in Bombay), the Exhibition of Indian Contemporary paintings in Milan, and the AIFACS in New Delhi. He has created murals for Air India (Sydney Airport) etc. His paintings are in collections in the Cairo Museum, Egypt, in the Nagpur Museum, and in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. Abdul Aziz Raiba had a special retrospective curated at the JJ School of Arts in 2013. He lives in Mumbai.

Abani sen (1905-1972) Abani Sen was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He graduated from Govt. School of Art, Calcutta. He was Founder member of The Young Artists Union and later Art Rebel Centre, Calcutta. Assistant Secretary, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, 1933. He also taught at Raisina High School and Sarada Ukil School of Art, New Delhi 1948. His work has been part of many shows including those in Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia, 1972, Old Masters, Taj Palace Intercontinental, New Delhi,1995, Famed Yesteryears and Contemporary Indian Artists- 1857-1997 etc. First Prize, Annual Exhb. Bombay Art Society, Bombay, 1945, 46, 47, Governor Generals Plaque, 18th Annual All India Art Exhb. AIFACS, New Delhi, 1949. In 1972, Abani Sen passed away with a brush in his hands like a true devotee at the altar of art.

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) Abanindranath Tagore, born in Jorasanko town of West Bengal, was the first major exponent of swadeshi values and leader of the Revivalist Movement in the field of Modern Indian Painting in Bengal. He was also a noted writer and popularly known as ‘Aban Thakur’. Tagore’s work style was eventually accepted and promoted as a national Indian style within British art institutions. A meeting with E.B.Havell convinced Abanindranath Tagore to work with him in the process of the renewal of the style of teaching at the Calcutta School of Art. He passed away on December 5, 1951.

Achutan Ramachandran nair (born in 1935) A. Ramachandran was born in Attingal, Kerala. He did his Masters in Malyalam Literature from Kerala University, 1957 and received his diploma from Kala Bhavan at Visva Bharati in Santiniketan in art in 1961 studying under masters like Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Behari Mukherjee. In 1964, he did his doctoral thesis on Kerala mural painting. In 1965 he joined Jamia Millia Islamia University as a lecturer. He was appointed as the Honorary chairman, at Lalit Kala Akademi, 1991. His work has been in several group exhibitions, his solos include ‘Recent Works’ at Grosvenor Vadehra, London, in 2008; ‘Face to Face: Art Practice of A Ramachandran’ at the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai and New York, in 2007-08 etc. Many retrospective exhibitions of his work have been organized such as one by the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2004. He has been a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, 2005, the Raja Ravi Verma Puruskar, 2003 and the National Award for both 1969-1973. Ramachandran lives and works out of New Delhi.

Akbar Padamsee (born in 1928) Akbar Padamsee an inveterate modernist was born in Mumbai and received his Diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. He left for Paris in 1951, awarded a prize by Andre Breton, known as the pope of surrealism, on behalf of the Journale d’art in 1952 and lived and worked there till his return in 1967. Akbar was awarded the Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1997, Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, 2004, the Dayawati Modi Award, 2007, ‘Roopdhar’ award by Bombay Art Society, 2008 and Kailash Lalit Kala Award, 2010, in the same year he was awarded the Padama Bhushan by the Government of India. Akbar lives and works in Mumbai.

Arpana Caur (born in 1954) Arpana was born in New Delhi. Arpana completed M.A Literature, Delhi University, 1975, Research Grant in Painting, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1985 and then she went to London for Greater London Council Grant for Advanced Study in Painting, St. Martin School of Art, London, 1979. Her work has been part of many solo, curated and group shows in India as well as abroad including Masterclass, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2011, 10 x 10, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, 2010 etc. Arpana has been honoured and awarded with Eminent Artist Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1992-91-90-89, Commendation Certificate, Algiers Biennale, Algiers, 1987, etc. Arpana lives and works in New Delhi.

Anindita bhattacharya (born in 1984) Anindita was born in Ajmer, she received both her B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from Faculty of Fine Art, M. S.University of Baroda in 2006 and 2009 respectively. Her work has been in many curated as well as group shows in India and abroad including White Paper: Decoding Memory at art Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2014, R.A.P.E(Rare Acts Of Political Engagement) at Art Bull, curated by Johny ML, 2013, Contemporary Shahnamah Millennium Painting Exhibition, The Princes Foundation Gallery, London, 2010, etc. She has been a part of several workshops like the Papermaking workshop, KNPHI, Sanganer, Jaipur, 2006, Miniature Workshop under Shri Shehzad Ali, Kishangarh, 2005, etc. She is the recipient of Lt Milind Madhukar Bhade, Gold Medal, awarded by M. S. University of Baroda, 2009 and the Nasreen Mohammadi Award for the Best Display, MVA, Baroda, 2008-09, etc. Her works are with major collectors in India and abroad. Anindita lives and works out of Delhi NCR.

Benode behari Mukherjee (1904 – 1980) Benode Behari Mukherjee was born in Kolkata, he studied art at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan where he was a student of Nandalal Bose from 1917-24. He was a teacher, librarian and curator at Kala Bhawana, Santiniketan from 1925-49. Appointed Professor at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1958-70. He was honoured by the Government of India with Padma Vibhushan, 1974 and conferred with the honorary doctoral degree of Desikottama by Visva Bharati, 1977. Chitrakar, a collection of his writings won the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award and the Rabindra Puraskar, 1980. Satyajit Ray made a documentary on him called ‘The Inner Eye’, 1972. At the age of 76, Benode passed away in November 11, 1980.

Bhajju shyam (born in 1971) Bhajju Shyam was born in the Gond tribal village of Patangarh, in the forests of central India. Sixteen year old Bhajju left his village and came to the city of Bhopal in search of work. Bhajju started by filling in the fine patterns on Jangarh’s large canvases. Soon he started to work on his own and his work began to be exhibited throughout India. His first international exhibition was in a group exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1998. Since then his work has been shown in UK, Germany, Holland and Russia. In 2001, he received a state award for Best Indigenous Artist. Bhajju has been included in the prestigious International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2010 Honors List, Illustrators category, for his art in That’s How I See Things. He lives and works out of Bhopal.

Chittaprosad bhattacharya (1915 – 1978) Chitta was born in West Bengal, he was a self taught artist. During the period of famine in Bengal Chitta produced a series of sketches of men, women, children, animals, etc. along with Somnath and other artists. In 1946, he moved to Mumbai and joined Communist Party of India, and started making a work series on Navel Mutiny. He was also interested in poetry and published many books. He formed a group of puppetry called ‘Khela Ghar’. His works has been published in many books as well as in the manifesto letters of the Communist Party. He also made a series of sketches on freedom fighters, etc. Chitta passed away in 1978.

Chittrovanu Mazumdar (born 1956) Chittrovanu was born in Paris of Bengali and French descent. Mazumder spent most of his childhood in Kolkata and in a remote area in rural Jharkhand. He received his initial art education from his father, Nirode Mazumdar (1916 –1982). Later he studied at the Calcutta Government College of Art & Craft. Mazumdar’s work has been shown in twelve solo exhibitions and thirteen group exhibitions in India and abroad including ‘And what is left unsaid…’ Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), Curated by Paola Ugolini, 2014 & ‘Nightskin’, Kolkatta, 2012 and ‘….and undated: Nightskin’1×1 Art Gallery, Dubai 2009 etc. His works are with the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi and in several private collections internationally. He has also been part of various art workshops such as Khoj (New Delhi) and Frac Payes de la Loire (France). He lives and works out of Kolkata.

Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury (1899-1975): Born in 1899 in Rangpur, Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury got his art knowledge from an Italian painter, Voiess, during the initial years of his career and later he became a disciple of Abanindranath Tagore. His collection of famous paintings includes Sharad Pratima, Jeevan Sandhya and Gadi among others. Initially he worked as a painter and later found his interest in working with bronze and learned sculpture techniques from artist, Hiron Moy Chowdhury. He was the first modern artist from Bengal who worked with bronze and ‘Triumph of Labour’ in Delhi is one of his well-known masterpieces. He was the director of the States School of Arts and Craft, Madras from 1928-1958 and president of the National Academy of Art from the year 1954-1960. He passed away in 1975.

F.N.Souza (1924- 2002) Souza was born in Saligao, Goa. Francis Newton Souza took admission in the Sir J.J. School of Art of Mumbai but, was expelled for participating in the Quit India Movement. He founded the Progressive Artist’s Movement in 1947, along with S.H. Raza, M.F. Husain, K.H. Ara, etc. He went to London to pursue painting in 1949 and received recognition in the 1950’s with his solo exhibition at ‘Gallery One’, London. He participated in the ‘Commonwealth Artists of Fame’, London, 1977. His Retrospectives were held in New Delhi, Mumbai etc. He had shows like at the Indus Gallery of Karachi in 1988, Bose Pacia Modern, New York, 1998. Presently, the paintings of F.N. Souza adorn the Tate Gallery of London and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. He passed away in 2002.

Gaganendranath Tagore (1867 – 1938) Gaganendranath was born in Kolkata. He was a Self Taught Artist who was interested in Drawing & Painting from his School days in St. Xavier’s School, Kolkata. His works have been part of many major shows in India and abroad including : The Three Tagores, on the eve of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, 2011, Old Masters, Taj Palace International, New Delhi, 1995, Inaugural Exhibition, Indian Society of Oriental Art (ISOA), Kolkata, 1908, 10, 12,United Provinces Exhibition, Indian Society of Oriental Art(ISOA), Allahabad, 1911, etc. His artworks come under: Art Treasure under Antiquities & Art Treasure Act- 1972. Govt. of India, 1979, his work has been published in Birup Bastra, 1917 and NayaHullod, etc. He passed away in 1938.

Ganesh Pyne (1937- 2013) Ganesh Pyne was born in Kolkata and grew up in a decaying mansion. He studied at Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata, 1959 and received a Diploma in drawing and painting. Ganesh’s works have been part of several solo and group shows such as Paris Biennale, 1969; International Festival of Paintings in France, 1975; Contemporary Art of Asia, Japan, 1980; ‘Vision’, Calcutta, 1986 and ‘Timeless Art’, Bombay, 1989. Ganesh has received many awards such as Raja Ravi Varma award by the Government of Kerala, and in 2011, the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. His work is with several public and private collections. Ganesh passed away in 2013 in Kolkata at the age of 76.

Ganesh Haloi (born in 1936) Haloi was born in Jamalpur, Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh. He moved to Calcutta after the Partition in 1950. He graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta in 1956. The next year he joined the Archaeological Survey of India to make copies of the Ajanta murals. After seven years’ involvement in the work, Haloi returned to work in Calcutta. He taught at the Government College of Art and Craft from 1963 till his retirement. Since 1971, he has been a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists. His first solo show was at Artistry House, Calcutta, 1962 and since then he has been part of several exhibitions in India and abroad like Societe Asiatique of Multiple Art & Artists, Gurgaon, 2002 among many. He has been a recipient of several awards including from The Latham Foundation, USA, 1955 and Gold medals from the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta in 1955-57, 1963-66, 1970 and the Shiromani Puraskar, 1991. His works are with various collections including the Singapore Museum, Singapore, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Haloi lives and works out of Kolkata.

Gopal samantray (born in 1976) Gopal was born in Kendrapara, Orissa. He completed his B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from B.K College of Art, Orissa in 2002 and 2004 respectively. His work has been part of many solo, curated as well as group shows including Yours Singapore, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore, 2013, Fragmented Earth-The Last Call, Art Konsult New Delhi, 2012, B Seventy – an artistic celebration of Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th Birthday Nehru Centre, Mumbai,2012, Collective Metamorphosis, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, 2011, Urban Maze, Lalit Kala Akademi, 2011 etc. He has been part of several camps such as the National art camp at Konark Odisha by Galleria VSB New Delhi, 2014 etc. He is a recipient of Trust for Regeneration of Environment and Economy (TREE), Bhubaneswar, sponsored by ORHDC and HUDCO, etc. His work has also been included in major auctions and art fairs such as the India Art Fair. Gopal lives and works out of Delhi.

Haku shah (born in 1934) Born in March 26, 1934 in Valod, Surat District, Gujarat, Haku Shah did his Bachelors and Masters in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts,Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. He is the curator of the Museum for Tribal Cultures at the Gujarat Vidhyapeth (University) and a consultant of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. He has also been associated with the Museum of Mankind, London; the Tropical Museum, Amsterdam; and the Mingi International Museum of World Folk Art in San Diego, California. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri (1989), the Nehru Fellowship and the Kala Ratna for his contribution to art.

Jasleen (born in 1951) Jasleen was born in Delhi. After finishing college from Delhi University, she went to Sir John Cass Studios and Hornsey School of Art in London and studied Design and Photography at the New School, NYC. She has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions across India, London, and the U.S., particularly New York where she lived for 32 years. Her awareness of spirituality began with her father, poet and writer, Dr. Gopal Singh, with whom she met Pir Vilayat Iniat Khan and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Permanent Mission of India to the U.N., and The Salon Show, Prince Building SoHo in New York; Nehru Centre in London among others. “Kalachakra 1976 – Leh, Ladakh” is an exhibition of a collection of Jasleen’s photographs of the Sacred Ceremony, teaching and initiation, Art Gallery, IIC, New Delhi 2011. Her paintings and photographs are in various important private and corporate collections in New York, New Delhi, Bombay, Goa and Calcutta. Jasleen lives and works out of Delhi.

J. swaminathan (1928-1994) Jagdish Swaminathan was born in Sanjauli, Himachal Pradesh. His education in art consisted of short spells at the Delhi Polytechnic, 1956 and later at Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, 1958. Swaminathan founded the “Group 1890” in August 1962. This group put up their only show in 1963. He has been shown in 31 solo shows and a number of other national as well as international exhibitions including ‘San Jose Museum of Art, ‘Masterclass’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2011, ‘Figure/Landscape – Part One’, Aicon Gallery, New York etc. The Significance of the Traditional Numen in Contemporary Art”, won him the Nehru Fellowship. In 1981, he set up the art museum “Roopanker” at the Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal. He served as the director of the institute till 1990. He passed away in 1994.

Jamini Roy (1887-1972) Jamini Roy was born in a small village in Beliatore, Bankura district, West Bengal, Jamini joined the Government School of Art, Calcutta in 1903. Jamini began his career by painting in the Post-Impressionist genre of landscapes and portraits, very much in keeping with his training in a British academic system. By 1925, he had begun experimenting along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. He was awarded the Padma Bhusan, 1955. His work has been exhibited extensively in international and national exhibitions. Jamini’s works are found in many private and public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, etc. He spent most of his life living and working in Calcutta. Jamini Roy died on 24th April 1972 in Kolkata.

Jitish Kallat (born in 1974) Jitish was born in Mumbai and has completed his B.F.A in Painting from Sir J.J School of Art, Mumbai, 1996. His works has been part of many solo, curated and group shows in India as well as in abroad includes Fieldnotes: Tomorrow Was Here Yesterday, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2011, Pause: A Collection, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2011, Likewise, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, 2010, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakeeren, Mumbai, 2009 etc. Jitish is awarded with Young Achiever Award, Provogue- Society, 2003, Harmony Award, 2002, Indo-American Society’s ‘Young Achiever Award’, 2001 etc. Jitish lives and works in Mumbai.

K. G. subramanyan (born in 1924) Born in 1924, Kerala. Subramanyan studied under the tutelage of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij at Santiniketan. He graduated from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, there in 1948 after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Chennai. In 1955, he received a British Council Research Fellowship to the Slade School of Art at the University of London. Since his graduation, Subramanyan’s work has been exhibited in over fifty solo shows and several group shows in India & abroad. Subramanyan lives and works in Baroda.

K. Laxma Goud (born in 1940) Goud was born in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh. He completed his diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Govt. School of Art and Architecture, Hyderabad, in 1963 and Post -Diploma in Murals Painting and Drawing, M S University of Baroda from 1963 to 1965. His work has been part of many solo, curated as well as group shows in India and abroad including those at Art Musings, Mumbai,’Everyday Life’, Focus Art Gallery, Chennai, ‘States of Departure: Progressives to Present Day’, Aicon Gallery, London, ‘Anecdotes’, Sakshi Gallery in 2011, Mumbai, Aicon Gallery and London,Gallerie 88, Kolkata in 2009 etc. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad.

Kalicharan Gupta (born in 1947) Kalicharan Gupta was born in Mohna in Haryana. He studied art in Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi & The College of Arts, New Delhi. His work has been showcased in Seventeen One-man shows in India, Korea. He has participated in thirty five group shows including Curated India- Korea & Korea -India 2002, 2012, 2013 exhibitions, workshops and seminars, New Delhi. He has also participated in Fourteen Artist’s Camp/Workshops National and International. Nominated as Commissioner of South Asian Countries and worked under National Museum of Contemporary art, Seoul, Korea 2006. He participated in’95 Kwangju First International Biennale, Korea 1995. His works are in the collection of Lalit Kala Akademi, NGMA New Delhi, Govt. Museum Chandigarh etc. and abroad. He lives and works from Delhi.

Krishna shamrao Kulkarni (1918-1994) Kulkarni was born at Belgaum, Karnataka. He graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay in 1942. He worked as visiting Professor at the Delhi Polytechnic Art Department from 1945 to 1962. He was the Founder member of Delhi Shilpi Chakra in 1948. In 1962, he became the Art Director of the Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi of which he was also the Founder Member. He represented India at the International Art Programme held in U.S.A. in 1949, 1950 and 1951. He also participated in international shows at Tokyo, Paris, New York, Venice, Sao Paulo and London etc. He was the visiting Professor, School of Architecture & Town Planning, Delhi. He was the recipient of Parishad Samman by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, 1985.

Lalu Prasad shaw (born in 1937) Lalu Prasad Shaw was born in Bengal in 1937, and completed his education in fine arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Kolkata. Shaw has exhibited extensively in India and abroad since 1956 and his works have been a part of prestigious international shows such as the second British Biennale in London, 1970, two Norwegian Print Biennales in 1974 and 1978, the seventh Paris Biennale in 1971 and the second Asian Art Biennale hosted by Bangladesh in 1984. His work has been part of several shows in India & internationally, ‘Looking In’, Galerie 88, Kolkata, 2011-12,’Graceful Silence’, Art Musings, Mumbai, 2011 being some of the latest.. Lalu Prasad Shaw lives and works in Kolkata.

M. sivanesan (born in 1940) M. Sivanesan was born in Madras, now Chennai, in South India. He joined the Madras Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras in 1956. He won an award at International Inter Church, New York in 1962. His work has been showcased in several one-man shows in India as well as abroad like in New York and Washington D.C. (1979). He has also been a participant in group shows like the ones at Tokyo, Japan (1967); New York (1968); Frish Art Gallery, New York (1981) and Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi (1982). He currently stays in Delhi.

M.f. Husain (1915-2011 ) M.F. Husain was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1935, Husain moved to Bombay and joined Sir J.J. School of Art. He started off by painting cinema hoardings. He first came into limelight as painter in the late 1940’s. In 1952, Husain’s first solo exhibition was held at Zurich and soon he became popular in Europe and USA. Husain was the founder member of Progressive Artists Group, Bombay, 1948, Delegation member from India, World Peace Conference, China, 1952, Member of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1954, Member of Rajya Sabha, New Delhi, 1986 & 1992, etc. Husain established Sankalana Museum, Bangalore, Husain ki Sarai, Faridabad, 1992, Husain-Doshi Gufa, Ahmedabad, and in 1966, the Government of India honoured M.F. Husain with Padma Shree. In January 2010, he was offered the citizenship of Qatar, which he accepted. He passed away on 9 June 2011, in London.

Manjit bawa (1941-2008) Manjit was born in Dhuri, Punjab.He studied at the School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi, 1958-63. His work has been part of many solo, curated as well as group shows in India and abroad including ‘Lets Paint the Sky Red’, India Habitat Centre and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi,’Anecdotes’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai,’High-Light’, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, ‘Time Unfolded’, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi, ‘Roots in the Air, Branches Below: Modern & Contemporary Art from India’, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose all in 2011 among numerous others during and after his lifetime. He is the recipient of many awards such as National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi,1980, Sailoz Prize, New Delhi,1963 etc. He passed away in 2008.

Mahadev vishwanath Dhurandhar (1867–1944) M.V. Dhurandhar was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He studied under John Griffiths, J.J. School of Art, Bombay. He was the first Indian Principal at the J.J. School of Art between 1892-1919. He exhibited widely all over India. His popular works include documenting the city of Bombay and its people, as well as painting scenes from Hindu mythology and Omar Khayyam series. He was also the first Indian to be awarded the Gold Medal by Bombay Art Society. M.V. Dhurandhar died in 1944.

Mukul Chandra Dey (1895-1989) Born in 1895, in Kolkata, Mukul Dey began schooling under the guidance of Rabindranath Tagore in 1905, in Santiniketan. He then went on to study art informally under Abanindranath Tagore and Gaganendranath Tagore. By the age of 18, his drawings and paintings were exhibited by the Indian Society of Oriental Art (Kolkata) in Paris and London. He learned the art of intaglio printmaking under James Blanding Sloan in Chicago. Dey had also studied at the Slade School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. To add to his varied interests, he was also the illustrator for many book projects. One of his earliest was a scholarly book Santiniketan Bolpur School of Rabindranath Tagore which he illustrated for the later Nobel Prize winner in 1916. Mukul Dey passed away in 1989 in Kolkata.

Megha Joshi (born in 1973) Megha studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda. She spent 10 years as a Set Designer and Art Director for film and television, with over seventy projects to her credit, before returning to full time art practice. She has participated in numerous curated / group shows and residencies, both nationally and internationally including her solo show I: OBJECT, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2014-15, White Paper: Decoding Memory at art Art Konsult , NewDelhi, 2014, R.A.P.E at Art Bull,2013, The Embedded Landscape, Religare Arts and Make/Do at Gallery Skye. Recent residencies include those at Religare Arts, New Delhi, Scotland, and an International art residency and exhibition in Iceland, supported by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Iceland. Her work has been part of several Art Fairs. She lives and works out of Delhi NCR.

Mitali shah (born in 1987) Mitali completed her Masters in Visual Arts (Painting), 2011 and Bachelors in Visual Arts (Painting), 2009 from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda, India. Her works have been part of several shows including VadFest 2015, Baroda, 2015, ‘Residual Remnants’, curated by Rekha Rodwittiya at Site art space in collaboration with The Collective Studio Baroda and a Two person show ‘Fluid Frames’ at Chennai Lalit Kala Academy, organized by InKo (Indian Korean Centre), Chennai, 2014 etc. She participated in several art fairs including Busan International Art Fair in BEXCO, Korea 2013. Mitali received the Inlaks Fine Arts Award, 2011 and the Nasreen Mohemmedi Scholarship by Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, 2008 among others. She has also been part of several workshops like the ‘Serigraphy and Mixed Media’ Workshop with water based inks at CHHAAP, Baroda Printmaking Workshop, Baroda, 2011. She works out of her studio in Baroda.

Nandalal Bose (1882 – 1966) Nandalal Bose was born in Bihar. A protégé of E. B. Havell and Abanindranath, he attended Calcutta Government College of Art between 1905 and 1910. He joined Abanindranath’s Art School, where he was guided, initially, by Harinarayan Basu and Iswari Prasad and later on, by Abanindranath himself. When Rabindranath Tagore founded the Kala Bhawan in Santiniketan, he invited Nandalal to join it. Nandlal Bose served as the principal at Kala Bhawan, Santiniketan between 1922 and 1951. His works are in collections such as Indian Museum, Kolkata, NGMA, New Delhi, Neville Tuli and Osians Connoisseurs of Art Archive, Mumbai, etc. Nandlal Bose passed away on 16th April 1966.

Niren Sengupta (born in 1940) Born in Bengal, Prof. Niren Sengupta initially graduated in Science from Calcutta University and then from Government College of Art & Crafts, Calcutta in 1965. Having participated in several artist camps and exhibitions and winner of many prestigious awards, he is also Founder member of ‘Gallery 26’ in Kolkata, besides being member of Calcutta painters and Executive member of Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi. His solo exhibitions include Indo-Korean Show at Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi 2008, Navarasa organized by Birla Academy, Kolkata 2009, Drawing Show by Dhoomimal Gallery, at Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi 2009 & Indo-France Show, Paris Nov 2006, Indo-Korean Show, Seoul 2007 and International Art Festival Seoul 2007 etc. A professional painter and teacher, Niren Sengupta is Ex-Principal, College of Art, New Delhi. He lives and works out of Delhi.

Narayan Shridhar Bendre (1910-1992) Bendre was born in Indore. He studied at the Holkar College, Indore and completed his B.A. from Agra University in 1933. He did his diploma in painting from the State School of Art, Indore, 1934. He worked as a painter and journalist for the government of Kashmir from 1936-1939. In 1945, he moved to Santiniketan and worked with Nand Lal Bose, Ram Kinker Baij and Benode Behari Mukherjee. He joined the M.S. University, Baroda in 1950 as the Head of Department of painting. Bendre is referred to as one of India’s celebrated artists of the 20th century who received the Padma Shri Award in 1969 and a Padma Bhushan Award in 1992 for his excellence in the field of art. He had also received the National Award from Lalit Kala Akademi in 1955. He passed away in Mumbai in 1992.

Nayanaa Kanodia (born in 1950) Nayanaa was born in Pune, Maharashtra. She has had no formal training in art except for a year’s apprenticeship with Anjolie Ela Menon. She had her first solo show in Mumbai in 1986 and has been shown in many shows nationally and internationally since including, the solo The Great Outdoors, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, 2014 and group shows at the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, in 2007; South Africa in 2007 and Singapore in 2006. In 1998, she was selected by the Commonwealth Institute for a solo show in their newly renovated complex in London. In 2001 she was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, to exhibit her work and to give a demonstration of her technique. Kanodia’s work is held in many public and private collections in India and abroad including the Musée International d’Art Naïf, Paris. The artist lives and works out of Mumbai.

Nabanita Guha (born in 1982) Nabanita completed her B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Her work has been part of many curated as well as group shows in India including Art Trust Group Show at Centre of Society of Contemporary Artists Kolkata 2015, White Paper: Decoding Memory at art Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2014 & The Emerging artist 2, an Indo – Korean young artist exhibition at Seoul, Korea 2013. Her work has also been part of many auctions & art fairs. Nabanita participated in Samhita, a workshop conducted by College of Art, New Delhi, 2007. She has also been awarded a Certificate of Merit from Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata) in 2006. Nabanita lives and works out of Kolkata.

Niren Sen Gupta (born in 1940) Graduating in Science from Calcutta University, Niren Sen Gupta later in 1965 pursued his professional degree in Art from the Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Calcutta. Bengali by origin, Sengupta was born in January in the year 1940. Apart from the vast knowledge in the field of art, his pool of professional achievements also includes over 30 years of teaching experience in both graduate and post graduate levels. He has been awarded with many esteemed awards like AIFACS Award and NBT Award in New Delhi; Award for Humanity Udayan Care; DSCWOS etc.He has also been the founder member of ‘Gallery 26’ in Kolkata, besides being member of Calcutta painters and Executive member of Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi. Presently working from his studio in the capital, his prestigious collection can be found at known galleries like Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi etc.

Paresh Maity (born in 1965) Born in 1965, West Bengal, Paresh received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, followed by Master’s Degree from the College of Art, New Delhi. He has exhibited his work in 30 solo shows and many group exhibitions and workshops including the Cleveland International Drawing Biennale in 1995, International Art Camp Hungary in 1999 and Rosy Gallery, London in 2002 etc. He received a Gold Medal from USSR in 1983, Governors Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata in 1988, National Scholarship Award in 1989, Pandit Ravishankar Award from College of Art, Delhi in 1992, and Royal Watercolour Society Award London in 2002. He lives and works in Delhi.

Paritosh sen (1918-2008) Paritosh Sen was born in Dhaka, the present-day capital of Bangladesh. Paritosh joined the Madras Art School. He taught art at the Daly College in Indore. One of the pioneers of the Indian Modern Art Movement, Paritosh formed the Calcutta Group in 1943. In Paris, he studied at Andre Lhote’s school, Academie Grand Chaumier, Ecole des Beaux Arts and Ecole des Louvre where he studied the History of Painting. He is the recipient of the French Fellowship, 1969 and awarded with Rockefeller Fellowship, 1970. His works have been exhibited in India and internationally, including the Calcutta Group exhibition, 1944, London, 1962, Sao Paolo Biennale, 1965, New Delhi Triennale, 1968, 1971 & 1975, Sweden, 1984, Havana Biennale, 1986, etc. Paritosh Sen passed away in October 2008.

Pran Krishna Pal (1915- 1988) Trained in the Neo-Bengal school of painting, Pal, born in 1915, assimilated the qualities of folk art yet his language is completely different from the logic of folk art. He studied at the Indian Society of Oriental Art. During the early phase of his career he painted using the Mughal and Rajasthani style and some of his paintings of this phase were the ‘Holi’, ‘Prince and Princess’, ‘Letter Writing’ etc. He won the Indian Society’s ‘Norman Blunt Memorial Award’ during his student days. His works are found in collections both in India as well as abroad and some of his prominent collectors include the Countess of Wellingdon and Lady Cassio. He passed away in 1988.

Pratibha singh (born in 1976) Pratibha is a self taught artist, she completed her Fashion Design Diploma from NIFT, New Delhi in 2000. Her work has been part of many curated, as well as group shows in India including Drifting Still curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2010, Every Thing under the Sun- Almost, Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi, 2009 etc. She has been part of several residencies as well as camps such as Baywatch Cultural Residency organized by Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2011 etc. She is also a recipient of an Award for the most innovative design and execution for De Beers Diamond Jewellery Design, 1999. Pratibha lives and works in Delhi.

Prabhakar Kolte (born in 1946) Prabhakar received his diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art in 1968. Between 1972 and 1994 he taught at the School of Art. His work has been part of several solo shows and group exhibitions like ‘Art- Mosaic- celebration of Calcutta’s Tercentenary, Calcutta and Mumbai, 1990 etc. Kolte also exhibited at ‘Six Indian Painters’ curated by Geeta Kapur at Toto grad, Yugoslavia, Ankara and Istanbul, 1985, ‘Three Artists’ Hong Kong, 1995 and Gallerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, 1996. Kolte lives and works in Mumbai.

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain. Pablo Picasso studied under his father for one year and the Academy of Arts for one year. In 1901 he went to Paris. Picasso constantly reinvented his style of work. His varying styles have been classified into several segments such as the blue period, the rose period, African influenced style, cubism, surrealism and realism. Not only did he master these styles, he was a pioneer in each of these movements, and influenced the styles to follow throughout the 20th century. In addition to the styles he introduced to the art world, he also worked through the many different styles which appeared, while working in Paris. A Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso was considered radical in his work and became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world. Garçon à la pipe sold for US$104 million at Sotheby’s on 4 May 2004, establishing a new price record. Pablo Picasso passed away on in 1973 in Mougins, France.

Prabhakar barwe (1936-1995) Prabhakar Barwe was born in Maharashtra in 1936. He received his diploma from the Sir J. J. School of Art, 1959. It was during his stay in Varanasi, the holy city of India from 1961 to 1965 that he came into contact with the canon of Tantra (mysticism) that influenced his work during that period. He held several solo exhibitions including one at Wiscons in U.S. in 1963. Barwe participated in several exhibitions both in India and internationally including Indian Painters’, Zurich, 1970; Grey Art Gallery, New York, 1975; International Bieimale. Manton, France, 1976, Modern Indian Painting’ Hirsh horn Museum, Washington, 1983 ‘Six Indian Painters’ Titograd among many. He was given the ‘Yomiuri Shim bun’ Award, Tokyo in 1969 and the National Award, Lalit Kala AKademi in 1976. Barwe lived and worked in Mumbai, where he passed away in 1995.

Rajnish Kaur (born in 1967) Rajnish was born in Delhi, Rajnish Kaur completed Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in painting from the College of Art, New Delhi, in 1988 and a Masters Degree in 1991. Kaur also received a Post Graduate Diploma from the Chelsea College of Art, London, in 2002. Kaur was awarded the Charles Wallace Scholarship to study in London in 2001-02, and the 6th Bharat Bhavan Bienniale Award, Bhopal in 1996. Her work has been displayed in several solo shows such as ‘Untitled’ at Bodhi Art, Mumbai, in 2006-07; ‘Woven Memoirs’ at Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, in 2004; and as a part of several group exhibitions including ‘Unclaimed Spaces’ at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, in 2009-10 in India and abroad. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.

Rajendra Dhawan (born in 1936) Rajendra Dhawan studied at the Delhi School of Art from 1953-58, and at Belgrade from 1960-62. He had founded a group called “The Unknown” which held shows from 1960-64. He has had several exhibitions of his work in India and Europe. Solo shows include those at Bodhi Art Gallery, Singapore, Mumbai, 2005, Gallery White Elephant, Paris, 2004, Talwar Gallery, New York, 2002 , Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1998, Galerie L’lf, Elne, France, 1995, Gallery Phillippe Bouakia, Paris, 1994,Gallery La Pardelere, Nantes, 1993, Gallery Francois, Paris, 1990, Gallery du Haut-pave, Paris, 1972, ‘The Unknown’, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1964 among others. His work is represented in several collections in India and France, including the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi, Bharat Bhavan Museum and National Foundation of Contemporary Art, Paris. He lived and worked in Paris since 1970. Rajendra Dhawan passed away in 2012.

Ramkinkar vaij (1906-1980) Ramkinkar Vaij was born in Bankura district, West Bengal. He received his Diploma from Kala Bhawan, Santiniketan and later became Head of the Sculpture Department there. He is most prominently known for his central role in transforming Santiniketan into a seminal center for modern Indian art. His works have been included in several exhibitions such as the Asian Art Exhibition, Tokyo, 1979, Man and Nature: Reflections of Six Artists, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1995, a retrospective of his work was held at the NGMA, 1990, etc. Some of his sculptures are preserved and displayed at locations including Kala Bhawan, Santiniketan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, NGMA, New Delhi, Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi. Ramkinkar Vaij died in 1980.

Ram Kumar (born in 1924) Ram Kumar was born in Shimla. He received 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 S.H. Raza. In 1952, he went to Paris to study painting under Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger. He was awarded the prestigious Rockerfeller Fellowship in 1970. Ram has participated in various exhibitions in and out of India, including Venice Biennale, 1958, Festival of India shows in the then USSR and Japan, 1987 and 1988, one of Ram Kumar’s latest solo exhibitions was in Delhi, 2014. The Govt. of India awarded him the Padma Shree, 1972, and also awarded with the ‘Kalidas Samman’ by the Madhya Pradesh State Government, 1985. Ram Kumar lives and works in New Delhi.

Rameshwar broota (born in 1941) Rameshwar Broota was born in 1941 in Delhi. He did his graduation from the Delhi College of Art in 1964. He joined Triveni Kala Sangam as Head of the Art Department in 1967. The artist is mostly known for bare male bodies. Broota has received the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1980, 1981 and 1984. He was also awarded the ‘Kala Vibhushan’ by the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi in 1997. He has exhibited through ‘Counterparts’ at Vadehra Art Gallery and at Shridharani Gallery, both in New Delhi in 2009. The ‘Photographs by Rameshwar Broota’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, in 2008 etc. Rameshwar Broota lives and works in New Delhi.

Radhika Agarwala (born in 1985) Radhika was born in Kolkatta. She completed her MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London (2011), BFA in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, 2007, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008 and her MFA in Painting from the University of Florida, College of Fine Art, 2010. She finished her solo exhibit ‘For Two Lovers’ at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery,London(2013). Group exhibits include Mapping Detours, Chitrakoot Art Gallery,Kolkata, ‘Participate’, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, ‘Every Breath I Take is One of Yours’ at Casa Dell’Arte, Turkey and has shown widely across UK & USA. She participated in the Saatchi Gallery Auction, London, 2012. She was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture & 100 Painters of Tomorrow, 2013. She has done artist residencies in Atelierhaus Salzamt, Austria and Casa Dell’Arte, Turkey, 2013 and has been invited to Jalovik, Serbia and Northwestern Oklahoma State University, USA, 2014. She lives and works between London & Kolkata.

Sanjay Bhattacharya (born in 1958) Born in 1958 in Kolkata, Sanjay Bhattacharya graduated with a Diploma (Fine Arts), Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. Later Sanjay Joined the advertising world in Kolkata and then moved to Delhi where he worked as freelance designer for some time. However all through these initial years, Sanjay itched to get into Fine arts and finally with a handful of watercolors he did his first show in Delhi. His recent shows include ‘Masterclass’, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2011; ‘Reprise’, Aicon Gallery, New York; ‘Holy Now’ at Gallery 27, London. He was awarded the AIFACS Watercolour Award. He lives and works out of New Delhi.

Sadanandan (born in 1965) Born on 20th December, 1965, Sadanandan has accomplished a lot in these 50 years. Receiving his Five Year National Diploma in Mural Painting from the Institute of Mural Painting Guruvayoor in 1994 along with K.G.T.E.Drawing & Painting Diploma, Sadanandan was awarded in 2001 for cartoon creation by All Kerala Creative Artists Association. His has put up few solo work exhibitions in varied art spaces since 2001, which consists of his work display at Cymroza Art Gallery Mumbai in 2006 and at Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademy Trichur, Kerala in 2005, as few of his recent exhibitions. His most latest group participation was at Visual art gallery in Delhi in the year 2007, where 4 south Indian artists displayed their art works under the title-‘Mother Tongue: Vision from the South’.

Shanti Dave (born in 1931) Born in Badpura, Gujarat. Dave started his career in the field of fine arts as a signboard and banner painter in Ahmedabad. In 1950, Dave joined the Faculty of Fine Arts of the MS University in Baroda. He has had several solos in India and abroad since his first in 1957 and has been part of many in group exhibitions including the South East Asia Art Exhibition in the Philippines, 1957, the International Graphic Exhibition in Switzerland, 1960, the Commonwealth Exhibition in London, 1962 and other international events in Japan, France, East Europe and the Middle East. This artist is a recipient of a Padma Shree and the National Art Academy Award on three occasions. He lives and works in New Delhi.

Somnath Hore (1921-2006) Somnath Hore was born in Barama, Chittagong in present day Bangladesh. At a very young age he started making posters for the Communist party. With the help of the leader of this party he was admitted into the Government College of Art & Craft. Somnath learned the methods and nuances of printmaking at the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. He started experimenting significantly with the printmaking process. From 1954 to 1958 he was a lecturer at the Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship in Calcutta. In 1960, he became a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists. Somnath died in 2006 in Santiniketan, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Suhas Roy (born in 1936) Born in 1936, Suhas Roy graduated from Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, (French Govt. Scholarship.) Atelier 17, France. He’s had several solo and group shows in the major cities of the country including participation in the National Exhibition, AFA, W.B. State Akademi, Group 8, Birla Academy, 25 years of Modern Indian art; 7th Biennale of prints, Tokyo; Exhibition of Indian Art, Yugo slavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary; Indian Graphic, Poland; Recent Art in India, Belgrade, Budapest, Prague, Bucharest; Third triennale, New Delhi; Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore. Roy lives and works in Santiniketan where he is the head of the Department of Painting at Kala Bhavan.

Subodh Gupta (born in 1964) Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in Bihar’s Khagaul district. He studied painting at the College of Art, Patna, 1983–1988, before moving to New Delhi. He is married to artist Bharti Kher. In his short span of career he went on to experiment with a variety of media. His mediums range from sculpture, Installation, Illustrations, painting, Photography and performance art. One of his recent major works consists of Indian cooking utensils. The installation is titled ‘Line of Control’, a colossal mushroom cloud constructed entirely of pots and pans. The work was shown in the Tate Triennial at Tate Britain in 2009 and now presides in the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art complex New Delhi. He lives and works out of Delhi.

Shefali Munjal (born in 1976) Born in 1976, Shefali is an entrepreneur, adventurous traveller, photographer and free-spirited philosopher. Over the past years, she has worked on a collection that represents the lesser known great civilisations of the world, such as Bhutan, Cambodia and Tibet. Her photographs show a compassionate understanding of the subject during her continuous exploration of different genres of photography. Shefali has exhibited her works at New Documents, New Directions in Documentary Photography curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2011, Museum Collection-II & Museum Collection- III, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2011 Apparao Galleries, Chennai and supplies her work to several large corporate houses. Shefali lives and works in Delhi.

Seema Kohli (born in 1960) Seema was born in New Delhi. She completed her B.A. (HON.) Philosophy, Miranda House, University of Delhi in 1981 and Diploma in Applied Arts (ITI), South Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi in 1983. Her work has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad such as ‘Myth is Reality’, presented by Gallery Art and Soul at Museum Gallery; Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, 2010 and ‘Mystical Narratives’, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore, 2009. She received the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation Women Achiever’s Award, 2010 and the Lalit Kala National Award for Women in 2008. Her works are also with the Rubin Museum, New York; the New Delhi International Airport etc. She lives and works in New Delhi.

Sukesan Kanka (born in 1981) Sukesan has completed a five year Diploma course in Sculpture from the Government College of Art, Thrissur (Kerala). He has participated in various exhibitions and fairs including India Habitat Centre (Delhi), Art Ville Gallery (Bangalore), United Art Fair (Delhi), Hyatt Residency (Dubai), Ojas Art Gallery (Delhi) etc. He has also been a part of many camps and residencies. He won the Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Scholarship in 2003, Department of Culture Art Scholarship for Young Artists in India in 2005-2007, Shilpapaddiam 1st Biennale Art Award in 2007 and Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Award in 2010. He lives and works in New Delhi.

Sareena Khemkha (born in 1983) Sareena Khemka was born in Kolkata. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in painting in 2007 along with a 2-year foundation course from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan 2004. Her work has been part of several exhibitions including ‘Mapping Detours,’ Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata, 2014 & ‘Allegories’, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2012 among others. She was one of the two Indian artists to be invited for the SAARC Art Camp in Bhutan 2010. She has also participated in several art camps and art fairs. She also curated and conceptualized a solo exhibition of paintings by emerging Indian artist, Aniketa Deshpande in 2013. She currently works out her studio space in Mumbai.

Surendra Pal Joshi (born in 1958) Surendra Pal Joshi was born in the year 1958 in Deharadun. He pursued his bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Arts and Crafts College, Lucknow University in 1985 and excelled in it by getting a first class and first position. His bouquet of work displays include more than 15 solo shows and almost equal number of group exhibitions and workshops. He has been an active participant in Festival of India (U.S.A.) in 1985; National Exhibition in the years 1984, 90-91, 92, 93, 94, 96 & 2001; India Art Exhibition, Germany in 2002; Triennial India 2005 and many other festivals and exhibitions. Joshi also has an extremely impressive list of achievements which includes him being awarded with the National Award by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and All India Award by U.P. Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow both in the year 2004.

Shridhar Iiyer (born in 1961) Shridhar was born on 21st November, 1961. Shridhar served as a member of the panel of adjudicators in varied State and National Institutions. He has been a recipient all chief State and National Awards and also has been received with a Junior Fellowship, HRD in New Delhi. Iyer has exhibited his whimsical artwork in 15 solo shows, 3 installations (Homage to animals Bhopal, Homage to animals New Delhi, Homage to animals Chandigarh, Triguna Bharat Bhavan Bhopal, Dream House Bospacia Kolkata, Imaging Sai (Swayambhoo) Art Positive Gallery New Delhi); 5 films (Blue Bull Grey, On the way New Delhi and around 200 group exhibitions in India and abroad. He has also been a dynamic participant in collecting Folk and Tribal Art from MP for Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal and Souther Region for Festival of India in Japan.

Thota vaikuntam (born in 1942) Born in 1942 in Boorugupali, Andhra Pradesh, T. Vaikuntam completed a Diploma in Painting at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad and then another in Painting and Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. His work has been part of several shows in India and abroad including solos like ‘Metamorphosis: The Changing World of Thota Vaikuntam’, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, 2011, ‘Saffron.Vermilion. Turmeric’, Indigo Blue Art, Singapore, 2009-10, ‘Yes, I am He’ organized by India Fine Art at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2007, among others. Among his several honours are the National Award for Painting, 1993, and the Biennale Award from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, which he received in 1988-89. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

T.V. Santhosh (born 1968) Santhosh was born in Kerala. He completed his graduation in painting from Santiniketan and Masters in Sculpture from the M.S. University, Baroda. His work has been part of several shows in India and abroad including Mapmakers: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian, 2012, War Zone: Indian Contemporary Art, Artemons Contemporary, Das Kunstmuseum, Austria, 2012, The Land, Nature Morte, Berlin, 2011, etc. Santhosh’s sculptural installation ‘Houndingdown’ was exhibited in Frank Cohen collection ‘Passage to India’. Some of his prominent museum shows have been ‘Aftershock’ at Sainsbury Centre, Contemporary Art Norwich, England in 2007 etc. He has been a recipient of the Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi State Award, 1997 and the Ramkinker Award, 1994 among others. He lives and works in Mumbai.

Vivan Sundaram (born in 1943) Sundaram was born in Simla. He studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, 1965 and at the Slade School, London Post-Diploma, 1968, on a Commonwealth Scholarship. In London he met the British-American painter R. B. Kitaj under whom he trained for some time. He held his first solo exhibition in New Delhi in 1966 and has had several solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad since, group shows include Six who declined to show in the Triennale, New Delhi, 1978, Place for People, Bombay, 1981, Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, London (1982), the Second and Fourth Biennale, Havana 1987 & 1991, A Critical Difference: Contemporary Art from India, UK,1 993, Rivers cape, the Second Asia-Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Brisbane,1996 etc. He was part of Four International Artist Residencies, Cleveland, UK, 1993. Vivan Sundaram lives and works in New Delhi, where he is a Visiting Professor at the Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Vinita Dasgupta (born in 1983) Vinita completed her B.F.A and M.F.A, both in Painting from Delhi College of Art, New Delhi in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Her work has been part of many solo as well as group shows in India including Story teller curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult at India art Fair New Delhi, 2014, Museum Collection- II, Art Konsult, New Delhi, 2011, H-Cube Gallery, Korea, 2011, Gen Next-IV, Aakriti Art Gallery, 2010, My Window Shuts to Open, Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi 2009, Fashion and Attitude – Womanhood Under Scanner, Palm Court Galley, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2009, Raising The Spirit Levels organized by Shiv Art Gallery, New Delhi 2009, etc. She has been part of the workshop organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, 2007, an installation workshop ‘Day of The Dead’ in collaboration with Mexican artists, 2006, etc. She is a recipient of Art for Social Change Award, United Nations Population Fund, India, 2008, etc. Vinita lives and works in Delhi.

Yusuf Arakkal (born in 1945) Yusuf was born in Chavakkad, Kerala. Yusuf left for Bangalore to become a painter. He received a diploma in painting from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat (KCP), Bangalore, 1973 and later specialized in graphic print making from National Academy community studios, Garhi, Delhi, 1980. His work has been part of over 40 group & solo shows in India and abroad including an exhibition of five International artists, curated by Galleria Tondinelli, Quattro Fontane, Rome, Italy, 2010 and Satyagraha, Homage to Mahatma Gandhi, Johannesburg, South Africa and Madrid, Spain, 2009 etc. Yusuf Arakkal is a recipient of the prestigious Lorenzo De Medici Gold Medal, at Florence Internazionale Biennale, in Florence, Italy and Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi award in 1979 and 1981, a National Award in 1983 among many others. His work is with several Individual and Institutional collections in India and abroad such as the British Museum, MoMA, Sotheby’s, Christies, Bonhams, etc. Yusuf stays in Bangalore.

Yogesh Mahida (born in 1969) Yogesh Mahida was born in Baroda. He completed his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sculpture (1996). Yogesh has had over 150 group and solo exhibitions including the Group Show in Vadodara, Fine Arts Gallery, Group Show in Areana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland, Reflets, Lustre Pottery Geneva Switzerland, France and India Art Fair, New Delhi, Art Konsult, New Delhi in 2013 etc. His solo shows include “Form and Glaze” at the Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2004 and “Seeing her through Life’s True Colors”, Gallery Articullate, Mumbai in 2008. He has represented India in several international workshops, including the Tajimi Workshop for Ceramic Artists in Japan in 2003. His works are in the collection of national and international collectors and the Ariana Museum in Geneva. Yogesh lives and works out of Baroda.