Arpana Caur spent her college years studying literature; as an artist, she is largely self-taught. Since the beginning of her career Arpana's main concern has been the girl child, condition of women and growing violence in India. She has been consistently figurative. She also does printmaking.
Her works are in many private and public collections in India and abroad including National Gallery of Modem AM New Delhi, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Bradford Museum, U. K.Kunst Museum, Dusseldorf, Singapore Museum of Modem Art and the Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm.
Arpana Caur lives and works in New Delhi.