(1929 - 1997)
Ghulam Rasool Santosh was born in Srinagar, and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, from 1954 to 1956. He has had solo shows in leading galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mumbai and New Delhi, and has participated in several group shows including ‘Modern Indian Paintings’ at the Hirschhron Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, in 1982; ‘Contemporary Indian Art’ at the Royal Academy of Art, London, in 1982;, Contemporary Indian Art, at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Japan, in 1979-80; ‘Contemporary Indian Painting’, Washington DC, in 1973; the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1969-71; the first Triennale in India in 1968; and the Indian Art Exhibition in Eastern Europe in 1956. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1997, the year he passed away.