Bhanwar Lal Girdhari Lal Sharma (1924 – 2007), popularly known as BG Sharma, was born into a family of artists in the temple town of Nathdwara. One of the eminent painters of Rajasthan, he is credited with rejuvenating and popularizing classical miniature art across different regional schools including Mughal, Kishangarh, Kangra and other Rajasthani styles. Following his initial training in Pichhwais and miniature art, he joined Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai to learn about contemporary art and modern techniques but stuck to working in the traditional styles. Renowned for its elegant and detailed renderings of light-suffused imagery in gem-like colours, his artscape appears immersed in devotion and typically features religious and mythological themes. His finely designed and elaborately ornamented work has been exhibited extensively all over India and abroad in Germany, France, America, Belgium, Switzerland and at the Barbican in London, amongst others. Felicitated with a fellowship for his work by the Government of India, he was honoured with the National and the Lalit Kala Academy Awards. Featured in numerous books, calendars and publications including Form of Beauty: The Krishna Art of BG Sharma and Ramayana: A Tale of Gods and Demons, his choicest paintings can be seen at the BG Sharma Art Studio & Gallery in Udaipur that he had set up. The legacy left behind by the great artist is taken forward by his son Mukesh Sharma, who had trained under the maestro himself, and continues to create art of fine quality.