Raise your brushes for a list of the most popular artists from India, listed alphabetically with photos when available. You might also be interested in famous artists from Japan and famous artists from Spain. For centuries, artists have been among the world's most important people, chronicling history and entertaining millions with works that stimulate intellects and emotions. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching, or drawing, the famous Indian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive, creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world and made marks in a variety of different media. Below, you can find useful information about these notable Indian artists.
Artists on this list include "The Father of Modern Indian Sculpture" Ramkinkar Baij and Indian painters like Satish Gujral and F.N. Souza.
This list answers the burning artistic questions, "Which famous artists are from India?" and "Who are the most well-known Indian artists?"
For more details on these modern and historic Indian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover, use this list of celebrated Indian artists to discover some new paintings, sculptures, drawings and other works that you'll enjoy.
Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s, and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher. His international following has continued after his death. A professor of philosophy, he traveled ...more
Birthplace: Raisen district, India
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Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and ...more
Artworks: Dancing Girl
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Nationality: India, British Raj
Art Forms: Painting
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Boman Irani is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood movies such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots and most recently PK and Happy New Year. ...more
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Idries Shah, also known as Idris Shah, né Sayed Idries el-Hashimi and by the pen name Arkon Daraul, was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies. Born in India, the descendant of ...more
Birthplace: Shimla, India
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Maqbool Fida Husain commonly known as MF Husain, was an Indian painter and Film Director. In 1967, He has received the National Film Award for Best Experimental Film for Through The Eyes of a Painter. In 2004, he directed Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, which was screened in the Marché du Film ...more
Artworks: Autobiography, Mother India, Between the Spider & the Lamp, Bharat Mata Maiden's Flight, + more
Birthplace: Maharashtra, Eurasia, Pandharpur, India
Art Forms: Painting, Drawingsee more on M. F. Husain
Sooni Taraporevala is an Indian screenwriter and photographer who is best known as the screenwriter of Mississippi Masala, The Namesake and Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay, all directed by Mira Nair. She directed her first feature film, based on a screenplay of her own, an ensemble piece set in ...more
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Lakshminarayana Shankar, also known as L. Shankar and Shenkar, is an Indian-born American violinist, singer and composer. He has worked extensively in both traditional music from India, and in jazz, free improvisation and popular music, notably with singer Peter Gabriel in the latter. ...more
Birthplace: Chennai, India
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Dilip Purushottam Chitre was one of the foremost Indian writers and critics to emerge in the post Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he was also a painter and filmmaker. ...more
Birthplace: Vadodara, Vadodara district, Eurasia, India Gujarat
Art Forms: Paintingsee more on Dilip Chitre