Rameshwar Broota was born in New Delhi, India and he continues to live and work there. Broota’s involvement with the contemporary human conditions has been a constant in his work. His early satirical oil paintings with ‘humanized’ gorillas show the artist’s concern for the socio-moral being of man. His technique is highly meticulous, and thus he has not been a prolific painter. In monochrome tones, his works have the quality of a graphic print. Indeed, Broota’s canvases are usually painted in matte black, over which he works with a sharp, thin blade to bring in light and forms, exposing the white surface below. Broota has received the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, three times: in 1980, 1981 and 1984.