India has produced some of the most famous artists in the world and here, in this article, you will learn about some of them. You will be surprised to learn that the following are from this magnificent country!

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M. F. Hussain is known as the best and the most well-known painter from the recent generation in India. He is also known as the Picasso of India. He had a unique technique and worked on unconventional works of art. During the final years of his life, he had to live in exile because he painted nude paintings of Indian Goddesses – making him a target for violent threats by fundamentalists.

Syed Haider Raza

He likes to throw light on the typical and age long philosophy of India as a country using vivid colours to portray his subjects. One of his paintings named Saurashtra reportedly sold for an unprecedented Rs. 16 crores. This is the most expensive Indian painting ever sold.

Francis Newton Souza

He is known to paint dark paintings depicting the shadowy and depressing side of the society. He is also the first crossover painter of the country. One of his famous paintings, “Birth” was reportedly sold for Rs. 11.3 crores. However he was not alive to witness the auction.

Tyeb Mehta

He is credited for bringing Indian painters on the global forefront and popularizing Indian works of art on global domains. His most famous painting, “A Figure on a Rickshaw” sold for reportedly Rs. 14 crore.

Arpita Singh

The only woman to make the top five painters and artists list is Arpita Singh. She is known for painting women who are engrossed in their daily lives, especially Indian women. One of her painting “Wish Dream” was sold for Rs. 9.5 crore in the year 2010. It is also her most acclaimed work till now.