I Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a famous Balinese artist and architect born in 1862 or 1863 (his date of birth is not entirely certain), considered one of the greatest artists of the island, whose works remain to mark its history. His mastery in the art of stone relief and his knowledge of Balinese religious traditions can be seen in some of the temples erected in the villages near Ubud such as Pura Desa Batuan, Pura Kebo Edan, Pura Dalem Puri, Pura Penataran Sasih. His artistic production embraced a variety of themes and styles which he also developed in painting. Lempad was in fact also known for his detailed and refined drawings and paintings. He mainly used ink and pencil and his distinctive trait consisted of precise and thin lines that outlined the contours of the figures. His works depict divinities, mythological heroes and fantastic creatures, often inserted in evocative and atmospheric landscapes. In addition to mythology, the artist also painted scenes of daily life in Bali, work in the rice fields, religious ceremonies and traditional dances. His art and style have been instrumental in the preservation and development of traditional Balinese art influencing entire generations.