Roop Krishna was born in Lahore and moved to Calcutta to study painting under
Gaganendranath and Abanindranath. He was involved with the Oriental Society
of Oriental Art in 1908.
Krishna enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1920’s
under Sir William Rothenstein where he developed his own modernist style.
The artist was part of Gertrude Stein's circle of poets and artists.