About ArtistBorn in Mumbai, Yashwant Shirwadkar recived a diploma in art, specializing in drawing and painting (1977), in Maharashtra,Since them Shirwadkar has been prolifically exhibiting his impressionistic landscapes. Oil on canvas is this artist's favourite medium, although he has painted several watercolour works as well. Sometimes a palette knife instead of the regular brushes serves as a tool in helping him to create his realistic landscapes. Most frequent amongst Shirwadkar's work are sences from the city of Varanasi.in Shirwadkar's painting we see this city in all of its glory. He paints people taking dips in the river or praying and meditating on its banks, the multitude of small temples almost falling off the cliff face and the narrow streets teeming with life and activity. Shirwadkar manages to blend his colours so well in all his paintings, that we actually see the radiance from a setting or rising sun lighting up the city and transforming it into a shimmering and almost breathing, beautiful creature. Yashwant Shirwadkar has traveled extensively and has held solo exhibitions of this work in Mumbai,Chennai,Bangalore,Delhi,Varanasi,Cochin,France,Germany,London,Luxembourg,Belgium,Nepal,Switzerland and the United States of America.In 2000.he held his 50th one-man show at the Art pilgrim Gallery in New Delhi At same time he has participated in group shows both in india and abroad. His works are also regularly included in domestic and international auctions of indian Art, breaking records at auction houses like sotheby's and Christie's.