Art by Laxma GoudContemporary Indian artist Laxma Goud is truly a master of media, having achieved success with oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, ink, etching and sculpture in bronze and terracotta. Born in a village in Andhra Pradesh, he spent his childhood observing rural tradition and craft, such as leather puppetry and terracotta ornaments. These formative years are reflected in his principal artistic theme—the special earthiness and innocence of rural life in India.

Through his exquisitely colored paintings and drawings, art by Laxma Goud transports viewers to a rustic past where men in bright clothes and women with ornate jewelry revel among animals and lavish flora. He captures both the simplicity of these villagers and their unselfconscious eroticism. As he has aptly said, “There is eroticism in
nature itself.”

Laxma Goud received a diploma in painting from the University of Hyderabad, and he later studied mural painting and printmaking at M.S. University, Baroda. An iconic Indian artist, he has received a Padmashri Award, and he has exhibited in India and internationally, including in New York, Washington D.C. and São Paulo.

Laxma Goud welcomes requests for commissioned paintings. If you like a painting that has sold, or if you have a particular space in mind, a custom painting can be made to your taste and specifications regarding size, color palette and other details. You are welcome to buy his original paintings online or view them at our gallery in Palo Alto (San Francisco Bay Area). All artworks are hand signed by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.