Nilima Sheikh is an Indian
artist with a distinguished local and international
career. Much of her work refers to a range of traditions
that act as both a source of inspiration and a framework
within which she explores her own contemporary vision.
These include historical schools of Indian painting,
such as the Bengal School of the 1920s (which developed
a national style of painting in opposition to a western
academic style), the Pahari miniature tradition (the
eighteenth- and nineteenth-century miniature schools
of the north Indian hill country), the Chinese paintings
of Dun Huang and the paintings of the Italian Renaissance.
Nilima Sheikh currently lives and works in Baroda, India.