Born in Mumbai on 12 April 1928, Akbar Padamsee is a Famous Indian Painter, When he graduated from art-school, he was a part of the Progressive artist’s group, widely spoken of as a modernist, Padamsee continued to resist easy categorization. He is famous for its experimental and individualistic work.
Padamsee is known for rits oil-based paint. He draws with pencil and charcoal, and does some black and white photography and print making.
In 1967, a Solo exhibition of his paintings was held at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada, and this was when his career took-off.
His work is a unique exploration of a few chosen genres- prophets, heads, couples, still-life, grey works, metascapes, mirror-images and tertiaries.
Nowadays, his work is seen to alternate between two major genres, luminous metascapes, and the human figure which he continues to imbue with an arresting presence.
Akbar Padamsee lives and works in Mumbai and is seen as a leader of contemporary art in India.