Born in 1932 at Bawal, Haryana, Om Prakash Sharma did his graduation in Drawing and Painting from Meerut College, and secured a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Delhi Polytechnic. A Fulbright Scholarship then enabled him to do his postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and Art History from Columbia University, New York. Working on paper and canvases, Professor Sharma, as he is popularly known, creates intricate imagery in bold lines and geometric forms. In a harmonious mix of abstraction, and tantric forms his compositions evoke mystery and an ethereal energy. He taught at the College of Art and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and headed the College of Art as its Principal for several years. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in India and abroad, and accolades to his credit include the Lalit Kala Academy’s National Award for Painting, First Prize (thrice) for the Annual Art Exhibitions of AIFACS and the awards won at various state exhibitions. Om Prakash Sharma lives in Delhi and works from his studio there.