Artist Profile


He was born in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh. Lives and works in Hyderabad.


  • 1957-52 Studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture Hyderabad.
  • 1963-65 Diploma in Mural and Drawing, Maharaja Sayajirao University,
  • Baroda, where he was the student of K.G. Subramanayan.


  • 1965-67 Exhb., Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 1973 Ansdell Gallery, London.
  • 1974, 75 Figurative Indian Artists, Warsaw, Budapest, Belgrade Goethe Institute, Munich.
  • Exhb., Surya Gallerie, West Germany.
  • 1975, 76 Griffei Kunst, Hamburg.
  • 1977 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
  • 1982 Contemporary Indian Painting, Festival of India , Royal Academy of Art, London.
  • 1983 India in Print, Koninklijk Institute Vorde, Amsterdam.
  • 1985-86 Festival of India, USA.
  • 1986 Contemporary Art of India, The Herwitz Collection, USA.
  • 1987 Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of China, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1992 Journeys Within Landscape, Jehingir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2004 Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art
  • Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 2005 Manifestations III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai and Lali


  • Ebrahim Alkazi & Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • Masanori Fukuoka & Glenbarra Art Museum, Hemaji, Japan.
  • The Philips Collection, Washington D.C.
  • Salarlung Museum, Hyderabad.
  • Glenbarra Museum, Japan.
  • Devinder and Kanwaldeep Sawhney, Bombay.
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


Laxma Gaud is a versatile printmaker and painter. A master draughtsman, the artist has worked in a variety of mediums - etching, gouache, pastel and grass paintings. He interpreted childhood memories of rural and tribal vivacity through a sophisticated urban grid in which surreal, libidinal tones mingled with fantasy and poetry. Incisiveness, hatched lines and a keen eye for detail have been his particular forte. Naturally, pencil drawings and graphic works became his chosen medium, the monochromatic austerity being an individual statement.


Head & Teacher, Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Art, Fine Art & Communication, University of Hyderabad.