Image © the Artist and family. Image source: Scott Rothstein. Used with permission.

Families of artists in the town of Nathadwara, Rajasthan, India, pass sketchbooks onto the next generation of painters. Artists’ notes fill the books with drawings on both sides of one sheet of paper and overlap with ideas. Both sons and daughters also work in the family workshop to learn painting skills from family members. The finished paintings depict scenes from the life of Krishna. Contemporary.

Pencil, gouache, and ink.

Artists: From Nathadwara a small town in India.

Learn about the Artists from Nathadwara (with activities for k-12).

See the book, The Artists of Nathadwara: The practice of painting in Rajasthan, Trina Lyons, (google preview).

See more sketches at Art Found Out blog.

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