Badri Narayan(1929 - 2013)
“Narration comes to me naturally, I have been fond of telling stories since my childhood.”
Badri Narayan’s style and theme is perhaps best expressed by the above personal statement. Symbols often played an essential role in his works thus assuming a perspective that is all the way autobiographical as well as self-reflective. Although he had no formal training, Badri Narayan began painting at an early age and had his first ever public show in 1949. His works primarily depicted a subtle range of freedom and intimate offering with a deep touch of fantasy stylised in a two-dimensional framework in inks, pastels & watercolour. Besides being a painter, he was also a writer and illustrator for children’s books and had been bestowed with numerous awards and accolades including the prestigious Padma Shri in 1987 and the Maharashtra Gaurav Puruskar in 1990.