Narayan Shridhar Bendre was born in Indore, Madhyapradesh and was initially trained in the State Art The school there prior to taking the Government Diploma in Art from Bombay in 1933. His initial interests were conditioned by the quasi-modernist landscape painting as practised in the Indore School at the beginning of the 20th century. Early recognition came with the Silver Medal from the Bombay Art Society in 1934, followed by the then ultimate honour of the Gold Medal in 1941 He was awarded the Padam Shri in 1969.
He was elected to chair the International Jury at the Second Triennale in New Delhi in 1971and a fellow of the Lalit Kala Academi in 1974. His career was recognised further with a retrospective exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academi in 1974, the Aban-Gagan Award from Viswa Bharati University in 1984, and the Kalidas Samman in 1984. Get Certified prints of N S Bendre Paintings from Pologifts Creation Pvt. Ltd.