Akbar Padamsee Artist Profile
Akbar Padamsee was born in Mumbai in 1928. He is a renowned and veteran contemporary Indian artist and is considered as one of the pioneers who shaped Modern Indian painting along with Raza, Souza, Tyeb, Ram Kumar and Husain. Today, his paintings are sought after and greatly valued at auctions.
In a career that spans 6 decades he has worked with a variety of mediums - from oil painting and water colour, to sculpture and printmaking. He has from time to time immersed himself into computer generated graphics and photography, has been a filmmaker.
Padamsee was born into a traditional Kutchi Khoja Muslim family who had deep artistic roots as court poets and musicians. He and his brothers received formal education and excelled in their chosen fields – his brother Alyque in Dramatics and Akbar in Art. His interest in art was from a very early age. Whilst in school, he would sketch images that captivated him, from the erstw.....