Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar
Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar(1867 – 1944)
A noted Indian painter and postcard artist, Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar gained widespread recognition with his artworks, chiefly illustrations of women painted against the backdrop of average middle class lives, crafted in European academic art form. Being a painter in British ruled India; his artworks carried scenes from Hindu mythology as well as Omar Khayyam series. In his lifetime, Dhurandhar is known to have created over thousand illustrations and paintings that were turned into lithographic prints and further served as blueprint for illustrations of Otto Rothfield’s book, “Women of India” and countless other books.