Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) pioneered modern Indian art by gaining recognition in Europe for his paintings based on Hindu mythology which blended European techniques and Indian styles and made them accessible through lithographic prints.
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- Raja Ravi Varma was an Indian painter born in 1848 in the royal family of Travancore, Kerala.
- He was one of the first Indian artists to achieve recognition in Europe for his paintings based on Hindu mythology.
- Ravi Varma learned oil painting techniques from European painters and merged them with Indian sensibilities.
- He set up lithographic presses to make affordable prints of his paintings for the public. This made him very popular.
- Ravi Varma died in 1906 at the age of 58. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art.