Vasudeo S. Gaitonde
Vasudeo S. Gaitonde(1924 – 2001)
Gaitonde is looked upon as one of India's foremost abstract painters and was a part of the revolutionary Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. Although, seen by many as an abstract artist, Gaitonde himself never considered him so. As a matter of fact , he was quite averse towards someone referring him the same and defined his work s to be "non-objective" carrying “personalised hieroglyphics and calligraphic inventions”. He received Padma Shri Award in 1971.