company school Also known as he kampani kalam, this school of painting came about as a result of the British Raj establishing itself in India. Indian artists in the subcontinent conceived a style that was a marriage of Indian and European aesthetics, named the ëCompanyí style, as these artists were often employed by European companies such as the East India Company. The local flavour crept into the work such as elements from the Rajput and Mughal miniature as well as the Bengal school, seamlessly coupled with more Occidental perspectives and palettes. The works were usually not very large, retaining some of the feel of the Indian miniatures. However, the paintings of flora and fauna and those with avian themes were often larger.