Damerla Rama Rao, who died in 1925 at the early age of twenty-eight…..paintings remained practically lost in an obscure collection in Rajahmundry till they were brought to Delhi and exhibited in 1991 by CMC, the public sector corporation. He did not rest content with memory images, but paid great attention to drawing from life…..his compositions, even when the themes are light and no message is preached, are painterly and pleasing. (A History of Indian Painting: The Modern Period by Krishna Chaitanya)
A few paintings by Damerla Rama Rao today. Like with Raja Ravi Varma, his paintings are centred around genteel and elegant women. And are also an indicator of sari and blouse styles of his time (possibly late teens and most likely early twenties).