Dhoomimal Art Gallery

Timings 11 A.M. To 6 P.M.
Working Days All days (Except Sundays and Public Holidays) 
Entry Fee On Request
Good For Contemporary art lovers
Visit Duration Approximately 1-2 hours
Exhibition Events Time to Time

Established in the year 1936, Dhoomimal Art Gallery started its journey by exhibiting different art forms of well known painters. Dhoomimal was born out of the dreams of Ram Babu, its founder who had a special interest in Indian art forms. The gallery started its journey by displaying art works of eminent artists like Sailoz Mukherjea and Jamini Roy, a 1936 among many others. But soon, it earned the reputation and loyalty of contemporary art enthusiasts which made it turn into an ultimate art paradise for budding artists, who wish to publicize their works. At present, this gallery is more than 75 years old and is based in New Delhi.

With Ram Babu's sudden demise in the year 1954, his son Shri Ravi Jain take over the business who had been involved with the art business in America. Being a passionate art lover and using his acquired knowledge of art forms, Ravi Jain gave a new makeover to the gallery. Under his leadership, the gallery reached immense success and many reputed artists of the 70's like H.A.Gasde, Krishen Khanna, Shanti Dave, F.N. Souza, J. Swaminathan, M.F. Hussain and many others came forward to exhibit their art works in the gallery. Mr. Ravi Jain joined hands with J. Swaminathan who nurtured the same interests. Both of them together formed an artist-dealer alliance that turned out to be the most influential business and they popularized the contemporary art form across India.

Since then, this gallery has emerged to become one of the best art galleries in India. At present, the gallery houses some of the finest art collection of F.N. Souza, who had been a close associate of the gallery for more than five decades. Dhoomimal stays true to the motive of its founders. It now functions as a hub that promotes Indian art forms on a large scale, by allowing budding artists to display their art works. The Dhoomimal Collection is one of the finest collections in Delhi that houses the best collection of paintings of reputed artists like Anjolie Ela Menon, F.N. Souza, J. Swaminathan, Krishen Khanna, Jamini Roy, H.A. Gade, Sailoz Mookherjea, Bimal Das Gupta, and many others.

At present, the gallery is under the supervision of Mr. Uday Jain and his mother Ms. Uma Jain, who has played an influential role in growing and elevating the status of Indian art forms abroad. Under her leadership, the gallery has started a trust called the "Ravi Jain Memorial Trust", which promotes arts and supports deserving artists by providing them scholarships. The amateur artists, whom the trust supported, have now earned immense success in the industry. Somnath Singh, G.R. Iranna, Hemraj and M.S.C. Satya Sai are also some of them. The gallery with its art works attracts businessmen, senior artists, art lovers and enthusiastic learners, and collectors as well.


G-42, Connaught Place, Outer Circle, New Delhi, India 110001


011 4151 6056




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