K.B. Goel (1930–2018) was a Delhi-based Indian art critic who wrote on national-level art from the 1950s to the 1990s. In this period, he closely observed and commented on emerging Indian art and its linkages with contemporary global art, which were of particular interest to him. Active mainly as a newspaper reviewer, K.B. Goel also wrote lengthy reflective assessments that stand out for an interpretative and often theory-based approach. Writing on some of the most definitive artists, movements and styles of twentieth-century Indian art, K.B. Goel bears the rare distinction of transitioning from his modernist training to theorize on the earliest postmodern developments in Indian art, installation art.