Akbar Padamsee (12 April 1928 – 6 January 2020) was an Indian artist considered one of the pioneers in modern Indian painting . He was a painter, sculptor, print maker, photographer and filmmaker. He experimented with his creative expression in a wide range of mediums. Today his paintings are highly valued among the pantheon of modern Indian masters.
He was awarded the Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship (Lalit Kala Ratna) by the Lalit Kala Akademi, India’s National Academy of Arts, in 2004, the Kalidas Samman from the Madhya Pradesh Government in 1997 for Plastic Arts and the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour in 2010.