Badri Narayan (Born in Secunderabad, India in 1929) is an eminent Indian artist, illustrator, author and story-teller. He started painting with no formal training, and his first public showing was in 1949, followed by a solo show in 1954. In the years since, he has had over 50 solo shows and his work is in several collections, including the National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Museum (India) in New Delhi.
Born in July 1929, in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, the self-taught artist Badri Narayan has been painting for over 45 years. During this time, he has worked as an art teacher and an artist, but has always remained a deeply introspective individual. This self-reflection and autobiographical perspective is the most constant theme in Narayan's work.
Narayan has also worked with etchings, woodcuts and ceramics and illustrated some children’s books. A self-taught artist, his work has explored several mediums such as painting, mosaic, ceramic tiles and printmaking in woodcuts and engravings.
His paintings are intimate and appealing, often with an element of fantasy, with simple outlines and accessible subject matter in two-dimensional stylized representations. He also illustrates children's books and writes short stories and verse.