T K Padmini


She was probably greatest  female Indian artist of her time (second only to Amrita Sher-Gil).

In 50’s and 60’s it was  already a difficult life to live an artist life but to be a woman and an artist meant was even more difficult.A female artist just like Amrita Sher-Gil, but unlike Sher-Gil, Padmini and her work never attained fame or recognition  at international level . May be it was the lack of European lineage or her  very short life (though both women died around the same age) or simply  our plain indifference to indigenous art and artist.

T K Padmini was a Kerala born painter who Continue reading