Narayan Shridhar Bendre
Narayan Shridhar Bendre(1910 –1992)
Contemporary to Ram Kinkar Baij and Nandalal Bose, a towering and influential personality, member of committee of artists to set up the Lalit Kala Akademi, and himself the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda, NS Bindre otherwise known as “Dada” to his disciples have had a fervent role to contribute for Indian Modern Art. He not only emancipated fresh ideas for art as educational subject but also depicted fine line artistry across a wide range of work like landscapes, portraits, still lives in his own indomitable style. He is a recipient of Padma Shri Award in 1969 & Padma Bhushan in 1991.