Gopal Subhedar (1938 – 2012), obtained his Graduate Diploma in Art (Drawing and Painting) from J.J. School of Art in Mumbai.
Late Gopal Subhedar, well known artist who passed away in 2012, had acquired many followers in the art field. He himself was lucky to be the disciple of master painter Late A.A. Almelkar in the early seventies.
As many of the artists start their journey with still life pictures, nature and landscapes, Subhedar too followed the prototype but with his unique pictorial vocabulary. He was determined in his quest for fresh ideas, his longing for his roots and penchant for learning the nuances of art. In fact, most of his pictures are testimony to his experiences during his early struggle. He employs certain style in his paintings that renders them different from the rest. Initially working with the oil on canvas medium, he portrayed the harmony between nature and rural masses.
From the year 2000 onwards, he mostly portrayed rural subjects. His paintings of this period presented an interesting amalgamation of people seen in the Southern and Western parts of India and so his canvases were populated by men in turbans and women wearing huge nose rings with their heads covered with duppattas, reminiscent of Karnataka/Maharashtrian rusticity.