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The Art and Life of Gulammohammed Sheikh   Edited by Chaitanya Sambrani,Tulika Books 

Gulam Mohammed Sheikh Indian Contemporary Artist
Born 1937, Surendranagar, Gujarat Lives and Works in Vadodra, India
His painting formats vary from hand made paper to architectural balance. This way he aims to color the world he watches, wants and understands. He targets at infusing life in his creations and also to  light it up in inconsistencies and intricacies of its own. His source of motivation, since his school days has always been the well-known poet and saint- Kabir. Achievements of Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh illustrate  his profound knowledge of legendary tradition,  exclusively Sufism. This helps him to
fashion painterly couplets in his works.
Education
1966 Painting, Royal College of Art, London
1961 MFA (Painting), Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda