Born in 1939, Vitthaldas Sharma hails from the sacred city of Nathdwara in Rajasthan. Grandson of the Late Nandlal and son of the Late Lakshmilal Sharma, both of whom were eminent Pichhwai painters, he learnt to paint when he started assisting them at a young age. He mastered the art of painting on ivory and various other techniques with further training under different masters, including Narottam Narayan Sharma and Dwarka Lal Jangid. There is an abundance of imagery featuring Lord Krishna and stories of his life in the artist’s repertoire. Vitthaldas makes his own colours, using mineral and other natural materials, and paints primarily on cotton and silk. The fine workmanship of the detailed and minute paintings he creates, has won him the National Master Craftsperson Award. A member of the International Artists Society of France, he has also had close association with the Arts Council of Great Britain. His work has featured in many publications and has been exhibited in different cities of India and at the Serpentine Gallery in London, The Third Eye Centre at Glasgow, and the Cartwright Hall in Bradford amongst others. It can be seen in significant private and public collections. His legacy is now being carried forward by his sons Narendra and Gajendra Sharma, who continue to work in the domain with dedication.