Uma Krishnaswamy

greybox_gall_image_KrishnaswamySince the late 1980’s Uma Krishnaswamy has been illustrating books for children and adults, including, And Land Was Born, A Dollop of Ghee and A Pot of Wisdom, and Out of the Way! Out of the Way!. She enjoys creating parallel worlds through her art, which she renders in styles and fashions picked up from all corners of the globe.

A collector of children’s books, Uma teaches Visual Studies at the Madras Craft Foundation, and History of Art is her all-time favourite subject. She has lived in Chennai for most of her life.


Uma illustrated A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom. Did you know Chitra and Uma are from the same city in India – Chennai?

Chitra interviewed Uma on her website – you can read the interview here.

You can also see Uma’s work here in her Flickr gallery.

Uma was interviewed by PaperTigers. You can read the interview here.