Rameshwar Broota Indian, b. 1941


Rameshwar Broota attended the Delhi Polytechnic College of Art from 1960–64. An artist interested in commenting on existing times, his paintings in their formative stage depicted a young painter’s anguish at the inequality and imbalances that led to all kind of sufferings in the society around him. Broota has a simple ideology guiding him through his career, which is based on humanism. Broota speaks of his painting with undiluted simplicity even as he locates himself firmly within the ordinariness of the vast Indian middle class.


Over the course of his career Broota has received several awards and honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lalit Arpan Festival, New Delhi in 2013; the Kala Vibhushan by the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, in 1997; the National Award by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 1980, 1981 and 1984, to mention a few. He has had several solo shows and retrospectives, including the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2014); XVA Gallery Dubai, Dubai (2012); Akriti Art Gallery, Kolkata (2011); 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai (2011); Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2011 and 2009), among others. His group participations include Ojas Art, New Delhi (2012); Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon (2011); Aicon Gallery, London (2010–11); Gallery Threshold, New Delhi (2010); Vadehra Art Gallery (2010), and more.


The artist lives and works in New Delhi.


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