About ArtistKalal Laxma Goud was born in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh. He works in a variety of mediums including etching, gouache, pastel, sculpture, and glass painting. A graduate of the Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad, Goud went on to study Mural Painting under K.G. Subramanyan at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda from 1963 to 1965 where he discovered his love of printmaking. Goud is best known for his early drawings that depict eroticism in a rural context. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2016. He held a solo show in Bengaluru in June 2016, titled An Inner Retrospective showcasing his works spanning 50 years. He is currently the head and teacher at Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Art, Fine Arts & Communication, at the University of Hyderabad.
the Padma Shri Award