K Laxma Goud, born in 1940, studied art at Government College of Art & Architecture, Hyderabad and Post Diploma from Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Baroda.
Laxma is a versatile artist with expertise in printmaking, painting, drawing and sculpture with ease. Since 1965, he has held several one-man shows in India and abroad. He has also participated in several important national and international exhibitions some of which are *Contemporary Indian Art*, Royal Academy of Art, London, 1982; *Contemporary Indian Art*, Grey Art Gallery, New York, 1985; *Indian Art Tomorrow*, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC (1986) *Contemporary Art of India: The Herwitz Collection*, Worcester Art Museum, 1986; *Wounds*, Centre of International Modern Art, Calcutta and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 1993.
In 1974, he set up a print studio in Hyderabad and continues his practice. He has participated in the *Prints Exhibition* at the Royal Academy of Art, London during the India Festival and in 2000 he was invited for the *Y2K International Exhibition of Prints*, National Taiwan Arts.
His work has been commissioned by a number of prestigious institutions and organizations. His works are part of prestigious collections from collectors all over the world which include the *Davida & Chester Herwitz family collection*, gifted to Peabody Essex Museum; *Masanori, Fukuoka & Glenbarra Art Museum*, Japan; *Ebrahim Alkazi & Art Heritage*, New Delhi and the *National Gallery of Modern Art*, New Delhi amongst others.
He has won several prestigious awards and honours with the most recent being the *Padma Shri* in 2016; *Telangana State Award* in 2015; *Prafulla Dahanukar Lifetime Achievement Award*, 2015; *Gagan Abani Puraskar* from Vishwa Bharati University, Santiniketan for outstanding contribution to art, 2012; Gold Medal, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh,1971; Gold Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad, 1969; Silver Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad, 1968; Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh, 1966-70; Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh, 1962; Represented in Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (In concurrence with the Cultural Ministry, Government of India, 1977.
Laxma lives and works in Hyderabad, India.
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