KG Subramanyan

Recognised as one of the pioneers of Indian Modern Art, KG Subramanyan, fondly known as ‘Mani da’, was instrumental in creating a post-independence identity for India through his art. Influenced strongly by Indian folk and traditional art forms, but also by western ideas like Cubism, Subramanyan's works won him international acclaim due to their universal appeal. His contributions to Indian art and culture and to society in general through a career spanning over six decades, won him India’s highest civilian awards, including the Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2006 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2012, with his name going down in the annals of history as one of India’s finest artists.

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