Bhaskar Rao, is popular as one of the progressive painters of Karnataka.
He is the recipient of several Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi awards.
His paintings are included in many private collections in India and abroad, as well as those at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Delhi, Bangalore and Madras, and reputed corporate houses all over India.
Bhaskar Rao's work has been featured in state-level, regional and national exhibitions of the Lalit Kala Akademi and at the Bharat Bhavan Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art. He has to his credit about 30 one-man and group shows in various cities, including shows at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery in Bombay and Crimson Art Resource in Bangalore.
He has participated in several all-India camps in painting, sculpture, terracota and techno art, including the SAARC All-India Artists Camp.
Bhaskar Rao has also executed some specially commissioned murals in Bangalore.
Sham Sunder, a painter and sculptor critically acclaimed for his works of haunting intensity, has studied painting at Bangalore's Ken School of Art, and print-making at Shantiniketan.
His paintings form part of the Kansas University Collections, U.S.A., the Central Lalit Kala Akademi and National Gallery of Modern Art collections in Delhi and many other private collections in India and abroad.
Sham Sunder has won awards at the Karnataka State Lalit Kala Akademi and all-India print and graphic exhibitions.
He has had several one-man and group shows of his work in Bangalore, Bhopal, Bombay, Chandigarh, Delhi and Hyderabad.
He has participated in the Festival of India, U.S.A.; Contemporary Indian Prints and the Asian-European Art Biennale in Turkey.
Sham Sunder teaches fine art at the University of Hyderabad.
Chandranath Acharya, who hails from South Canara in Karnataka, is a well-known contemporary painter and illustrator. He has studied Advanced Graphics at Shantiniketan.
His paintings feature in the collections at the Lalit Kala Akademi and the United States Library of Congress in Delhi, the Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi in Bangalore, and several private collections in India and abroad.
The Karnataka State Lalit Kala Akademi award was conferred on him in 1979. He has to his credit many one-man and group shows in Bangalore, Madras, Calcutta, Bombay and Delhi, as well as the Group Show of Indian Contemporary Artists in Hong Kong in 1995.
He has participated in the SAARC Art Workshops, Bangalore, the Print Exhibition Festival of India, U.S.A. and the Pira / RSA Design Conference, London.
Chandranath Acharya has been the art director of the National Award-winning Ghatashraddha and Pallavi, and other Kannada films.
He is the chief artist for Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Sudha and Mayura in Bangalore.
S.G. Vasudev, is well-known in national and international art circles.
His paintings are part of the collections at renowned museums and art galleries all over India, including the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. They also feature in several private collections the world over.
Vasudev has held one-man shows in India, Canada, Germany and U.S.A. He has participated in several group exhibitions in India and abroad, including Contemporary Indian Art shows in Europe, and shows at the Paris Biennale, India in Japan. He has travelled to Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany and U.S.A. as a cultural delegate, at the invitation of their governments.
Vasudev is the recipient of the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu State and the National Lalit Kala Akademi awards.
He is a founder member of the Cholamandal Artists Village, Madras. He has done the art direction for the National Award-winning Kannada films—Samskara and Vamsha Vriksha. He has executed murals in Bangalore, Madras and New York.
N. Marishamachar, is a first rank graduate from the Ken School of Art, Bangalore. He has also studied under Prof. K.G. Subramanyan at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda's M.S. University.
He has won awards at two All India Exhibitions and at the Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi and Mysore Dasara exhibitions.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Viswa Kannadigara Sammelana at Manchester in U.K. and in one-man and group shows all over India, including several Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi exhibitions.
Marishamachar's paintings feature in renowned private collections in India and Europe, as well as collections at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Bangalore and Delhi and the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore.
He is a writer on art in Kannada and has authored many books on traditional and contemporary Indian art and artists. He is the co-editor of several periodicals on art.
He is the founder and president of Samyojitha—a group of contemporary artists in Karnataka.
Ramesh Rao, hails from the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, and is being recognised as an important painter.
He is the recipient of the Karnataka, Kerala and Madras Regional Centre Lalit Kala Akademi awards and the Kumaran Asan's Centenary Award, Trivandrum.
He has had several one-man and group shows in Dakshina Kannada, Bangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kerala. He has participated in the Central Lalit Kala Akademi's National Exhibition of Art and also in group shows in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.
Ramesh Rao's paintings are featured in reputed Indian corporate and public collections—including those at the Lalit Kala Akademi and National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi—and many private collections all over India and abroad.
His commissioned paintings have been auctioned by Sotheby's and Asprey's.
He is the founder of the Udupi-Manipal Artists Forum.