Sakti Burman, (b. 1935), is one of India’s Masters of contemporary Indian art. He incorporates both Western-style painting and traditional Indian culture. He paints medieval icons in a dream-like manner, by using a marbling effect – blending oil and acrylic paint together. His paintings are rich and bold in colour and exude fantasy and romanticism.
Burman grew up in Calcutta and graduated from the Calcutta College of Art and Crafts in 1956. He later studied at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and was inspired by the paintings of the Renaissance period. He has held many exhibitions in Paris, London, Moscow, Leningrad, Belfast, Yokohama and Singapore.
Burman continues to live and work in Paris.