Badri Narayan

 Born in July 1929, in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, the self-taught Badri Narayan has been painting for over 45 years. During this time, he has been a teacher and an artist, but always, an introspective individual. This self-reflection and autobiographical perspective is the most constant theme in Narayan's work. His paintings are narrative He draws heavily from Indian mythology and metaphors and acknowledges the influence of the Indian miniature tradition. Badri Narayan's work has been featured in prestigious exhibitions such as the Asian Artists Exhibition, Tokyo (1957), Art Now in India, New Castle, England and Ghent, Belgium (1966), India Art Today, in Darmstadt, West Germany (1982). His solo shows have been held in India, Germany and the USA. He has also represented India in the Biennales of Paris (1961), the Biennale of Prints, Tokyo, (1966-67). In 1965, he won the Award of the Lalit Kala Akademi for his painting, 'The Family'. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.