Ram Kumar (23 September 1924 – 14 April 2018) was an Indian artist and writer who has been described as one of India’s foremost abstract painters. He was associated with the Progressive artists’ group along with greats like M.F. Hussain, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza. He is said to be one of the first Indian artists to give up figurativism for abstract art. His art commands high prices in the domestic and international market. His work “The Vagabond” fetched $1.1 million at Christie’s, setting another world record for the artist. He is also one of the few Indian Modernist masters accomplished in writing as well as painting.