Laxma Goud


Birth Year: 1940

Laxma Goud’s work is influenced by the rural, drawn from the settings from his childhood as if they were untouched still. His work depicts eroticism in a rural setting with his distinctive style with fine yet pliant lines and subtle washes of color. His work is dramatic and his characters are raw and vibrant in their appeal. He has worked in a variety of mediums from printmaking, drawing, watercolour, gouache and pastels to glass painting and sculpture in bronze and terracotta. He obtained his diploma in Drawing and Painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, in 1963 and received his masters in Mural Painting and Printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda in 1965. He has had many solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad including New York (Laxma Goud 40 years: A Retrospective, in 2007), London, Germany, Geneva (Festival of India, 1987), Washington D.C (‘Indian Art Tomorrow’ at the Philips Collection, 1986), Brazil (Sao Paulo Biennale, 1977). He also curated an exhibition of Indian contemporary art in Lima, to celebrate 50 years of Indian independence. His works are part of major collections within India and overseas including the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad and Glenbara Art Museum, Japan. He lives and works in Hyderabad.