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Harshvardhan Kadam

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Harshvardhan Kadam
Wai, India
EducationIDC School of Design, Mumbai
Alma materIIT Bombay
Known forMurals, children's book illustrations
Notable workClock Tower of Haridwar
WebsiteOfficial website

Harshvardhan Kadam, also known as Inkbrushnme, is an artist from Pune, India, best known for illustrating children's books and painting mythological murals on walls across the world.[1]


Harshvardhan Kadam studied applied art and visual communication at the IDC School of Design, Mumbai.[2] He began his career in 2007 as an artist for comic books.[3] After setting up Inkbrushnme in 2005, a unique studio that makes murals, illustrations, graphic novels, conceptual artworks for films and games, he completed his postgraduate studies at IDC.[4]

His works include the Clock Tower at Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar, and India's largest mural at Yerawada Central Jail; a 300m-long painting titled 'Songs of the City', which depicts the story of the city Pune.[5][6][7] A wall of the Planet Godrej displays his work.[8] According to him "On the walls where I painted mythological characters, I figured that people stopped spitting or taking a leak there".[9]

Clock Tower of Haridwar

Selected publications[edit]

  • Geeta, Dharmarajan (2010). Moon, Ramu and I. Young India Books.[10]
  • Deepak, Chopra (2007). Buddha, Story of Enlightenment. Westland Publications.


  1. ^ "Harshvardhan Kadam – An Artist on Chasing Dreams and Achieving Goals". hdfclife. 30 October 2017. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  2. ^ S, Lekshmi Priya (15 December 2017). "How One Pune Artist Is Paving Way for an Art Revolution Through Its Streets". The Better India. Archived from the original on 13 February 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Street Art Excursion with Inkbrushnme: The Waterman's Village Takes Us Through a Mythological Journey Across Goa". Homegrown. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Harshvardhan Kadam". 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Murals at Har Ki Pauri and Chandi Ghat". Ganga Yatra: 8. 27 January 2020. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023.
  6. ^ Singh, Dr Yatindra Pal (2021). "18. Haridwar". Clock towers of India. Blue Rose Publishers. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-9-35427-256-1.
  7. ^ Thomas, Nevin (28 November 2017). "Meet Harshvardhan Kadam, the artist who painted India's largest mural at Pune's Yerwada Jail". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Mumbai: 'New' residents of Byculla make case for retaining precinct's rich history". Mid-day. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
  9. ^ Kaur, Amarjot (25 November 2014). "Wall of fame: Is it art or is it vandalism? While the debate on graffiti goes on, here is a look at this emerging art form". The Tribune Lifestyle. www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  10. ^ Dharmarajan, Geeta (2007). The Famous Smile. Katha. p. 35. ISBN 978-81-89020-67-5.