Deenanath Dalal – a classical painter by nature, made his mark in the publishing world. He changed the look of the publishing world through his classical view. He was the pioneer of work which displayed not only the title of the book but also the content. He experimented with various media, application of colour and style.
Dalal is from Goa. He completed his art education from Mumbai and cleared his G.D. Art examination in 1937. Like many students then, Dalal was drawn towards advertising field. He has done covers of various magazines and books.
Portraits was an important topic in his paintings. Dalal’s portraits can be classified into three parts, Commissioned works, Imaginary portraits and Independent expressions
In spite of all this, he had realised the sanctity of pursuing the study of classical art. He could differentiate between pursuit of art and business.