- Gulammohammed Sheikh
Gulammohammed Sheikh (b. 1937) is an artist, writer and educationist. His art has pioneered an engagement with historical forbears and a socio-political investment in art practice. Sheikh has shown widely since 1961 and among his solo exhibitions was a retrospective of work from 1968-1985, Returning Home at Centre Gorges Pompidou, Paris (1985). In his tenure as teacher of Art History (1960–63 and 1967–81) and Professor of Painting (1982–1993) at his alma mater the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and through curated exhibitions, visitorships and publications he has contributed to a renewed understanding of cross-cultural themes in artistic pedagogy in an Indian and international context. He was founder member of Group 1890. Sheikh has been honoured by the Indian state with a Padmashri (1983) and Kalidas Samman (2002).