Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) : M.F. Husain was born in Pandharpur Maharashtra. Primarily a self-taught artist, Husain was part of the revolutionary Progressive Artists’ Group.
Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) : Another artist who irreversibly shaped and transformed the Indian art landscape was the F.N.Souza—the one who first invited Husain to join the Progressive Artists’ Group.
Syed Haider Raza (1922-2016): S.H.Raza—one of the founding members of the Progressive Artist’s Group started painting themes from his childhood memories spent in his native village of Babaria, in Madhya Pradesh.
Vasudeo S Gaitonde (1924-2001) : Vasudeo S Gaitonde in recent years has been breaking auction records and his artworks are currently valued as the most expensive in the Indian art market.
Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009): Born in Gujarat, Tyeb Mehta switched from being a film editor to taking up painting as his career.