|Sawalaram Laxman Haldankar
Sawalaram Laxman Haidankar was born in 1882 in Savantwadi, Maharashtra. He
studied at the Sir J.J' School of Art where he trained under Cecil Burns and M. V.
Dhurandhar. He distinguished himself quite early in his career and secured prizes and
medals for exhibitions held in Madras, Bombay and Simia. In 1908, he started the Haidankar
Fine Art Institute in Bombay. In 1915, he exhibited at the Royal British Society of Arts,
London. With the co- operation of other artists he started the Art Society of India in 1
91 8 and was its President for many years. He was also President of the Maharashtra
Chitrakar Mandal. He was commissioned to paint portraits of some of the most eminent
personalities of his day such as Jagannath Sunkersett, Sir John Beaumont and Lady and Sir
Sawalaram Laxman Haidankar died in 1969.
Sawalaram Laxman Haldankar
Lady in Garden
Watercolor on paper
14.5" x 9.5"