13 Most Popular Indian Painter Artists of All Time

An art lover is an individual who actually keeps self-updated with the historic and present day’s artists, who actually value an artist whether that artist is in art, design, music, dance any art form. Our India has been remarked for its artists and their works. From ancient times to till date we have some famous Indian painters with us who has been rated as the best all around the global.
From our childhood days in history, we have read about the Ajanta and Ellora cave paintings. These old dated paintings are evidence of an Indian painters art success stories for which from all over world travelers came here for capturing those beautiful paintings. So here Indian painters in their art prove that Indian is best in all along talents. We are going to know little more about our “13 Most Popular Indian Painter Artists of All Time”.

Whether it’s the religious and abstractive paint works, our Indian Painters have covered each and every arena. So let’s start with some famous of painters in deep and their Top cost Paintings.

1.) M.F. Hussain MF HussainMaqbool Fida Husain India’s best ‘art maestro’ and also known as “Picasso of India” by the Forbes magazines. The 20th century most celebrated and at the global level recognized artists. He was born in Muslim Family 17 Sep 1915. He was quite a famous artist among all type of people.

 

 

  • Costlier Painting:“Battle of Ganga and Jamunapainting
  •  Sold for 7.7 Crores.

2.) Tyeb Mehta  He started his career as a film editor later his interest towards painting led him to Sir J.J School of art. He was born in Gujarat in a town Kapadvanj in 1925. He resides and worked in London from 1959-1964. His influence can be traced towards European masters such as Francis Bacon.Tyber Mehta was also a part of Bombay Progressive Artists Group which included the famous artists e.g M.f Hussain.

  • Costlier Paintings: Triptych Celebration
  • Sold at Rs 15 Million ($317,500) at Christie’s auction(2002)

3.) Francis Newton Souza This Indian Goan Origin Artist born in Goa on 12 April 1924, which is known as F.N Souza. He was also a part of Bombay Progressive Artist’s Group; he was also the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve high identification in the West. His work of style was quite Expressionist in character and also counted as highly erotic.

  •  Costlier Painting: F.N Souza“Birth” in (1955) and the most expensive Indian Painting. 
  • Sold at Rs 11.3 Crore at Christie’s auction.

4.) S.H. Raza Sayed Haider Raza was born in Babaria Madhya Pradesh on 22nd February 1922, who was an Indian Painter artist who lived and worked in France since 1950 and also had maintained the strong ties with India. His paintings specially completed in oil and acrylic and the works were in abstract form. He was the first non-French artist to receive the award Prix de la Critique in 1956.

  • Costlier Painting:  “Bindu”Bindu
  • Sold at 16.42 Crore at Christie’s auction.

5.) Amrita Sher-Gil This leading Indian “Frida Kahlo” the lady leads in among all women Painters today. The lady was born in Hungary in Sikh family on 30th January 1913. She started this formal training at age of eight only and has been called the greatest Avante-Garde women artist s of the early 20th century and also the pioneer of modern Indian art. She was also known as great avid reader and pianist.

  • Costlier Paintings: The special part of our Indian Farida Kahlo was her Painting works were rated the expensive by all other female painting artists.

6.) Raja Ravi Varma This great Indian painter and artist were in Kerala on 29th April 1848. He is included in the top famous painter’s list and also counted as the greatest in the history of Indian art. His works depict the examples of the fusion of European techniques. Then later his work also notable for making the affordable lithographs availability of his paintings for the public. He was more admired in the paintings which depict Indian mythological Characters.

  •  Costlier Paintings: He was famous for his paintings which depict the story scenes of Dushyanta and Shankutla and more
  • Shakuntala

7.) Jamini Roy The work of this painter artist we can found in various art galleries and museums. Jamini Roy was born in a land-owners family in West Bengal on 11th April 1887. As an artist he has been honored with Padma Bhushan in 1955, initially, his work art paintings express the touch of the Western and modern, but later he started with the new style based on Bengal Folk Traditions. He was one of the most famous pupils of Abanindranath Tagore.

  • Costlier Paintings: “Balram” oil on card one of the costlier paintings from his worksThree Pujarins
  • Estimated Cost: $6,000- $9,000

8.) V.S. Gaitonde Vasudeo .S. Gaitonde known as the abstract painter which born to Goan parents in Nagpur, Maharashtra in 1924. This reputed painter was the foremost abstract painter and his education was done from J.J School of art. The wonderful part of this artist is he was invited by the famous painter to join the Progressive Artists Group of Bombay in 1947 which itself explains that how talented he was. He Participated in many of exhibitions and got honored as well. He inspired and known as a quiet man which reaches the quiet imaginations.

  • Costlier Paintings: Untitled Painting work in 2013
  • Sold at Rs 237 Million in Christie’s auction.

9.) Jatin Das This painter and sculpture artist was born in Orissa in 1941. When he started Participating in the art exhibitions at both national and International level he fame from that works.  He devoted himself for 50 years as a painter and also exhibits his work about 68 no’s as an individual all over the world. His works done within oil, watercolor, ink, graphics etc. 

Costlier Painting work: His not particular painting has been rated as the costlier but his work was auctioned by the major international auctioneers like Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Osian’s.


10.) Abanindranath Tagore The artist known from his painting works and also noted as the writer. He was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1871 and was the nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was majorly highlighted for an exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art. He has been a founder of Bengal school of art.

Costlier Paintings: Not particularly one mentioning the most costly artwork of his, although some of his works he’s famous for are Asoka’s Queen, Bharat Mata, Fairyland Illustration and more.

Bharat Mata


11.) Nandalal Bose The artist is being inspired by the Tagore family and the murals of Ajanta. This painter was born in Bihar in a middle-class Kolkata origin family. He was one of the pupils of Abanindranath Tagore and was famous for the work style of “Indian Style” of paintings. His work in paintings depicts the Indian mythologies, women, and also the Village life. He has been declared as the art treasure and also includes in the ‘nine artists’.

  • Costlier Painting artwork: The biggest thing when our own Country constitution is being given to an artist for illustrating was his costlier artwork for India.

12.) Sudip Roy It seems Kolkata is being blessed with the great artistic people all around. The very next is Sudip Roy; the artist is born in Bharampur in October 1960. From his college days, he was eye catchy and famous for his best work through watercolors and expressionist drawings. He begins his innings in painting world as young painting portraits and bold impressionistic landscapes & architectural studies.

  • Costlier Painting artwork- Some of his work which describes his contemporary artworks is Monkey (Series), Charulata, Wash paintings, Abstract.

13.) Satish Gujral The younger brother of Inder Kumar Gujral, the former Prime Minister of India. Satish Gujral was born in Jhelum, Punjab on 25th December 1925. He was known as painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer, and architect of the post-independent era. From his age ten, he was sick from impairing of hearing, which is 1998 he get regained.

  • Costlier Paintings work art- The costlier artwork of this artist is counted when his design of Belgium Embassy in New Delhi was selected by the international forum of architect and one of the best and finest buildings built in the 20th century.

2 thoughts on “13 Most Popular Indian Painter Artists of All Time”

  1. Sir, mai jab painting krti hu to dil se krti hu but education mai achi nhi hu maine 12th pass ki h vo bhe nios board se aur mai ek middle class family se bhe hu mujhe apni paintings duniya ko dekhati h iske liye mai kya kru

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