A.X. Trindade was amongst Bombay's leading portrait painters. In 1899 he won the coveted Mayo Silver Medal for merit in art. In 1920 he won the Gold Medal of the Bombay Art Society. The Governor's prize, which was second to the Bombay Art Society Prize, was won by the artist in 1929 and 1931.
The depth of psychological perception and the purity of tones found in Trindade's oil paintings prompted one contemporary writer to dub him 'the Rembrandt of the East'.