Jaggu Prasad was born in 1963 at one of India's great artistic centers in Rajastan. For centuries Rajastan has always been a center for the arts and for the most brilliant artisans who produce exquisite miniatures in paintings and carvings.
Prasad's education consists of a High School certificate, and tutoring by Padamshree Kirpal Singh in traditional Indian botanical, wildlife, and nature paintings. Prasad has been working as an artist since the age of six. Since becoming a freelance artist, he has compelled many public, private, and corporate commissions in botanical art and illustrations throughout the 1980's and 1990's in India, Australia, Singapore, Germany, France, and the United States. His work was included in the Hunt Institute's 7th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration. He has also participated in several group exhibitions organized by the Academy Art Council of Rajastan.
His preferred media are gouache, watercolor, and oils, which he employs to paint his favorite subjects of fruits, flowers, and vegetables. The European trompe-l'oeil technique fascinates Prasad and he tries to incorporate it in his work. His superb use of color and meticulous attention to detail, combined with an almost reverential delicacy is evident in all his works.
All paintings are done on fine linen glue-pressed onto prepared board. Only the finest Windsor-Newton pigments and brushes are used. Each miniature painting is an exquisite expression of Prasad's love and ever growing talent.