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Signed and dated in Telugu (upper right)
Inscribed in Telugu (upper right)

Acquired directly from the artist
Private collection, Dubai

K. Laxma Goud is a distinguished painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. He works with a variety of mediums including sculpture and glass painting, but he is most recognized for his graceful yet powerful line drawings, etchings, and watercolors. 

By the late 1960s, Goud had developed a distinct style with finely chiseled, yet pliant lines and delicate washes of color that he used to depict man's interaction with nature. According to Goud, 'there is eroticism in nature itself." He explores man's connection to his environment and creates simple images reflecting an idyllic reality that is slowly being threatened by urbanization. His work depicts his keen eye for details reflecting on the indicative innocence and simplicity of rural life.

Like most of the artist’s work, the current lot is executed in a miniature format, in what is perhaps an attempt to create an intimate atmosphere. His rustic and raw portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities.

K. Laxma Goud

(b. 1940)
Born in Andhra Pradesh, Laxma Goud studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture in Hyderabad and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University in Baroda. Goud has exhibited widely, both within and outside India. His solo shows include ones held at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi in 2012; Art Musings, Mumbai in 2011; the Aicon Gallery, London, in 2009; Gallerie 88, Kolkata, in 2009; Indian Contemporary Art (ICA), Jaipur, in 2008; Gallery Space, Hyderabad, in 2008, and the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2006 and 2003. His works have been part of group exhibitions including those held at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2012; Aicon Gallery, New York in 2011-12; Art Musings at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2008; Galerie 88 Kolkata, in 2007; Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006; by Saffronart and Apparao Galleries, Los Angeles, 2001; Saffronart Hong kong 2001, Saffronart and Pundole Art Gallery, New York, 2001 and 2002; Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata, and the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, 1993; ‘Festival of India’, Geneva, 1987; and Worcester Art Museum, 1986. Goud received the Andhra Pradesh State Lalit Kala Academy awards in 1962, 1966 and 1971. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad.