R.K. Yadav was born at village Pratap Pura, Agra, and graduated in Commercial art from Delhi College of Art, in 1965.
He has to his credit 50 solo shows in all parts of India, and several shows in U.S.A., Poland and Germany. He was awarded Senior Fellowship from Dept of Culture, Govt of India, in 1991, and Visiting Fellowship from British Council, London, 1988.
Beginning with paintings based on the Zodiac that featured Lord Sun, the Rashis and Planets, he slowly veered around to the Indian mode of spiritualism, wherein the outer is tested on the core of the inner and new insights are gained.
The main inspirations of his art are `devotion` and `love` and he symbolically uses Krishna and Meera as the traditionally strong symbols of love and devotion.