Bhanwar lal Girdhari lal Sharma, known as B.G.Sharma is among the most eminent painters
practicing in traditional style in India.
Famous for Miniature Devotional Paintings
He is famous for his miniature devotional paintings and his rejuvenation and popularization
of classic Rajasthan art, including the Mughal, Kishangarh, and Kangra styles.
Sharma was born August 5, 1924 in Nathdwara, a small town near Udaipur. Nathdwara
is home to the Shrinathji Krishna temple complex, which supports an artists community.
Sharma's family had been artists for generations.
Sharma has been exhibited internationally in London, Germany and the United States.
The Shri B.G.Sharma Art Gallery in Udaipur contains an extensive collection of his
Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and
former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser all commissioned portraits by Sharma.
Various Honours and Awards
Mr.Alfred of New York had published a book named "COW BOOK" in the year 1983 after
collecting paintings from all the 25 leading artist of the world. From India Shri
B.G.Sharma was selected, as his painting was found to be best of all artist of India.
The central Independent Television pic company Central House, Broad Street, Birmingham
(England) also interviewed him in the studio & published in a book, and the said
book has also been awarded an "Art Directors Award" from the "American Institute
of Graphic Arts" on the basis of his painting only which was best of all.
He has also been awarded National Award for MASTER CRAFTSMAN for the year 1983 and
MAHARANA SANGRAM SINGH" award by Maharana Foundation in Feb,1984. Shri Sharma was
also selected by the Govt.of India and sent to Washington U.S.A. where he participated
in India Festival Programme.
Shri Sharma has laid foundation of an art museum in Udaipur under the banner of
Shri B.G.Sharma Art Gallery at 3, Saheli Marg, Udaipur with a view to display the
entire collection of his creations for the lovers of art. It is a unique museum,
"A ZENITH OF ART" which contains his choicest and pricest paintings.