Famous Painters, Sculptors, Cartoonists and Photographers

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Raja Ravi VarmaPainter
Amrita Sher-gilPainter
Nandlal BosePainter
Binod Behari MukherjeePainter
M.F. HussainPainter
Satish GujralPainter, Sculptor, Architect
K. G. SubramanyanPainter and Sculptor
Syed Hyder RazaPainter
Jamini RoyPainter
Tyeb MehtaPainter
Anjali Ela MenonPainter
Ramkinkar BaizSculptor
Chintamoni KarSculptor
Dhanraj BhagatSculptor
Ram Vanji SutarSculptor
Raghunath MohapatraArchitect and Sculptor
V. Ganapati SthapatiSculptor and Temple Architect
Anish KapoorSculptor
K. Shankar PillaiCartoonist
R.K. LaxmanCartoonist
Mario MirandaCartoonist
Homi VyarawallaPhotojournalist
Raghu RaiPhotographer
Sudarshan PattnaikSand Artist
Baua DeviMadhubani Artist


Raja Ravi Varma: (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist, considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. He was closely related to the royal family of Travancore of present-day Kerala.

Nandalal Bose: (03 Dec 1882 – 16 April 1966) was one of the pioneers of Indian art. He was a disciple of Abindranath Tagore. He led the team which provided the illustrations in the original Constitution of India. He was one of the first recepients of Padma Vibhushan in 1954.

Ram Kinkar Baij: (25 May 1906 – 2 August 1980) was a well-known sculptor and painter. The sculptor of Yaksha and Yakshi outside Reserve Bank of India's office in Delhi was made by him. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1970.

Ram Vanji Sutar: (19 February 1925) is a well-known sculptor, famous for designing the Statue of Unity. He is the recepient of Padma Shri (1999) and Padma Bhushan (2016).

Homai Vyarawalla: (9 December 1913 – 15 January 2012) was an India's first woman photojournalist. She worked for The Illustrated Weekly of India and Life magazines. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2011.

R.K. Laxman: (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) was an India's famous cartoonist known for his creation of Common Man for his daily cartoon strip, You Said It in the Times of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1973), Padma Vibhushan (2005) and Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts in 1984.

Raghunath Mohapatra: (24 March 1943 – 9 May 2021) was an Indian architect, sculptor, and a nominated Member of Rajya Sabha. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2013. He died of COVID-19 infection in May 2021.

Maqbool Fida Husain: (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was the most celebrated and internationally recognised Indian artists of the 20th century. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1986. He was also the producer and director of the films Through the Eyes of a Painter, Gaja Gamini, Meenaxi - A Tale of Three Cities. He left India after a controversy in 2006 and never returned. He was awarded the Padma Shri (1966), Padma Bhushan (1973), Padma Vibhushan (1991) and Raja Ravi Varma Award (2007).

Test Yourself



Select the right answer

1. Who among the following was a well-known cartoonist?

2. Raghu Rai was a famous -

3. Who of the following designed the Statue of Unity?

4. Who of the following was the creator of cartoon character 'The Common Man'?

5. Homai Vyarawalla was India's first woman -

6. Who of the following was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha?

7. Who of the following provided illustrations in the Constitution of India?

8. Who of the following is a well-known sand artist?