Established in 1936 by Sh. Ram Babu Jain, the gallery made its beginnings by displaying the works of well-known painters of yester years likes late Sailoz Mukherjea and Jamini Roy. The gallery soon became a hub for contemporary art as well as a meeting place for the capital's artists. Since then the gallery has acquired an all India focus . Today the Dhoomimal Collection has the best private collection of art works of stalwarts such as F.N.Souza, J.Swaminathan, H.A.Gade, Bimal Das Gupta, Jamini Roy, Sailoz Mookherjea, Anjolie Ela Menon, Krishen Khanna among many others. The gallery today under the leadership of Mr Uday Jain and his mother Ms Uma Jain is forbearer of the fast growth of the Indian art market not only in India but globally too. Under the banner of "Ravi Jain Memorial Trust" the gallery continues to promote art and artists including offering scholarships to the young and upcoming artists. Many of these young artists such as Hemraj, G.R.Iranna, Somnath Singh, M.S.C.Satya Sai are today big names in the contemporary art world.
We at Dhoomimal aim at promoting Indian art as a whole than merely selling paintings. Though art is seen more as an investment our suggestion is that buy what is a good investment but more importantly buy something that you like. A painting is something that you would look at everyday of your life in your house. It is something that will grow on you.
We welcome all art enthusiasts to visit us at the gallery and share your opinions and experiences with us.