Born in a family of traditional miniature painters of Nathdwara in Rajasthan, I learned the techniques in my childhood and then worked to develop them further by joining the art college where I did my Ph.D. on Nathdwara Paintings. I follow the traditional miniature art practice technique but also like to experiment in new materials and techniques. I like work in small size and use wasli, gold leaf, silver dust, metal work, natural colours in thin lines and doting with glazing effect. I like to work on new concepts. Sometimes I mix the different colours and forms to create a mystical effect around mythology, poetry and contemporary issues.
Born 1959 in Nathdwara (Rajasthan), Yugalkishor completed his Post-Graduation and Ph.D. in Painting from M.L.S. University, Udaipur in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He has held his solo shows at Chennai in 1992 and 1994; at Mumbai in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He has also participated in many group shows including those held at Udaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, and Goa. He has been part of the 9th International Exhibition of Art organized by AIFACS, New Delhi and 5th International Biennale of Print Art at Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal. He is a recipient of the All India Award for Art by Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar, State Lalit Kala Akademi Lucknow, Camlin Art foundation New Delhi and Maharana Raj Singh Award by Mewar Foundation, Udaipur amongst others. He has also received a National Fellowship Award of the Government of India, in 1989-90. He lives and works in Udaipur.