5 Painters who have created picturesque memoirs of India

India is famous for being the home country to large number of exceptionally brilliant artists in field of painting who have influenced the world through their work. Paintings of some of the Indian artist have  also till date fetch sums at international auctions which in itself is a feeling of pride. Here are 5 painters who have presented their remarkable works and made India proud:

  1. Amrita Sher-Gil


Amrita Sher-Gil is one of the most famous painters of India and her painting reflects her immense love for the country. She was born on 30th January 1913 in Budapest to a Sikh father (Umrao Singh Shergill Majithia) and Hungarian mother (Marie Antoinette Gottesmann). In addition to it she was one of the most promising and charismatic artists and got influenced by the Mughal and Pahari schools of Painting.

  1. Raja Ravi Varma


Raja Ravi Varma was one of the greatest painters in the history of India, was born on 29th April 1848, in Kilimanoor, a small town of Kerala. He is famous for the depiction of the scenes that mainly revolve around the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Raja Ravi Varma is also remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari clad women, who were portrayed very shapely and graceful. He is counted to be among traditional painters.

  1. Vishnu Chinchalkar

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Vishnu Chinchalkar famous for his contribution to the world of art for children, was born in September 1917, in Madhya Pradesh. During his school days he never showed interest in painting but studied art under the well reputed D D Devlalikar at Indore School of Arts. In 1966, after disassociating himself from all institutions he began his work with materials from nature also he was praised by the Prime Minister of India for his decoration of the Delhi National stadium.

  1. Abanindranath Tagore


Abanindranath Tagore was born in the family of artists and painters on 7th August 1871 and it was expected that he would continue this legacy. He was the nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was the first major supporter of Swadeshi values in Indian art and eventually got the title as “Father of India’s Modern Art” for the nation. Also, he was one of the most prominent artists of the Bengal school of painting.

  1. MF Hussain


MF Hussain or Maqbool Fida Hussain is one of the most famous artists of India. He was born on 17th September 1915 in Pandharpur town of Maharashtra. He is renowned personality at national as well as international level. When he was one and half year old he lost his mother and his father remarried and moved to Indore. He completed his schooling from Indore and in 1953 moved to Bombay to joined Sir J.J School of arts.  MF Hussain painted silver screen blurbs in Mumbai at a very early stage in his profession. To gain additional income, he worked for a toy organization outlining and fabricating toys. He regularly went to Gujarat to paint scenes when he could stand to.

Shyama Gupta



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