Born in 1940 in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh, Laxma Gaud did his Diploma (Drawing and Painting) from Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad, and Post -Diploma: Murals Painting and Drawing from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Among his noteworthy shows are ‘Figurative Indian Artists’, Warsaw, Budapest, Belgrade Goethe Institute, Munich (1974-75); Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil (1977); Contemporary Indian Painting, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Art, London. (1982); ‘India in Print’, Koninklijk Institute Vorde, Amsterdam (1983); ‘Contemporary Art of India’, The Herwitz Collection, USA (1986); ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Festival of China, Geneva, Switzerland (1987). The portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities. The power of his lines in black and white or in color is eloquent in its expression.