Bhupen Khakhar

Bhupen Khakhar was an internationally recognised Indian contemporary artist. He was born in 1934 in Bombay. He openly portrayed homosexuality through his paintings and he explored his own Homosexuality in a very sensitive way. The life of a homosexual from Indian perspective was beautifully portrayed by him even though a subject like homosexuality was uncommon at that time. His paintings were often compared to that of David Hockney.