Legend Historical Artist (Painter)


Behzād, in full Ustād Kamāl Ad-dīn Behzād, was a Major Persian painter whose style as a miniaturist and work as a teacher were vital influences on Persian Islāmic painting.

Ustad Mansur

Manṣur, also called Ustad (“Master”) Mansur, (flourished 17th century, India), a leading member of the 17th-century Jahangir studio of Mughal painters, famed for his animal and bird studies.


Basavan, (flourished 16th century, India), an outstanding Mughal painter, renowned as a superb colourist and as a sensitive observer of human nature.


Muhammad Daulat (or Dawlat) was a leading artist in Mughal painting, active on imperial commissions between about 1595 and 1635–1640,during the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan.


Nainsukh (literally “Joy of the Eyes” c. 1710 – 1778) was an Indian painter. He was the younger son of the painter Pandit Seu and, like his older brother Manaku of Guler.


Manaku (c. 1700–1760) was an Indian painter from the Guler State, in modern-day Himachal Pradesh, who specialized in Pahari painting.

Mir Sayed Ali

Persian miniaturist who, together with his fellow countryman ʿAbd-uṣ-Ṣamad, emigrated to India and helped to found the Mughal school of painting.


He is one of the few Rājasthanī artists whose name is known, and his work dominated the Mewār school during the first half of the 17th century.

Khwaza Abdus Samad

Mīr Sayyid ʿAlī, was one of the first members of the imperial atelier in India and is thus credited with playing a strong part in the foundation of the Mughal school of miniature painting .


A leading miniaturist of the Mughal school of painting in India, noted for his outstanding manuscript illustrations, portraits, and a few animal studies.


Dasvant, a leading Indian Mughal artist, cited by Abu al-Faḍl ʿAllāmī, the historiographer of the emperor Akbar’s court, as having surpassed all painters to become “the first master of the age.”

Dal Chand

Dalchand was a Hindu Rajput painter who worked at the Jodphur court in Rajasthan in the first quarter of the 18th century.

Nihal Chand

Nihal Chand (1710–1782) was an Indian painter and poet who produced some of the best known examples of Rajput painting. He was the chief painter at the court of Kishangarh.

Bishan Das

Bishandas, was one of the most skilled portrait painters of the 17th-century Jahāngīr school of Mughal painting.


Govardhan was a noted Indian painter of the Mughal school of painting. His father Bhavani Das, had been a minor painter in the imperial workshop.