G.R. Santosh (1929-1997)

G.R. Santosh | Biography | Life | Artworks  The aesthetic experience in India has traditionally been defined as a specific role and function. It was not merely artistic skills that played …

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Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral Biography, Life, Artworks Satish Gujral has emerged as a creative multifaceted personality: painter, sculptor, muralist, and architect. His oeuvre of five decades shows up his magnificent ideas dressed …

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Anjolie Ela Menon (b. 1940)

Anjolie Ela Menon, Biography, Life, Artworks From the untamed exuberance of her early works, Anjolie Ela Menon’s paintings have matured, deepened, quietened, learned sorrow and truth. She has, unlike many …

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Jagdish Swaminathan (1928-1994)

Jagdish Swaminathan, Biography, Life, Artworks Jagdish Swaminathan in his paintings of the early 1990s seemed to continue his quest for an inner vision, which had characterized his work exhibited in …

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Bishamber Khanna (1930-1999)

Bishamber Khanna | Biography | Life | Artworks Bishamber Khanna is, perhaps, the only artist India to pursue the ancient art of enamelling for an individual painterly creative expression. Enamelling probably …

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Shanti Dave (1931)

Shanti Dave | Biography | Life | Artworks The paintings of Shanti Dave, in encaustic and oils, are a succesSive metamorphosis of colour. He has an expression that, in fact, determines …

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Om Prakash (b. 1932)

Om Prakash | Biography | Life | Artworks Om Prakash, in his more recent paintings entitled On Top of the Clouds, reveals a significant development in his creative approach—a swing …

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A Ramachandran (b. 1935)

A Ramachandran | Biography | Life | Artworks A Ramachandran   A Ramachandran is essentially a figurative painter whose point of departure is the idea, attitude towards things and people, …

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Arpita Singh (b.1937)

Arpita Singh | Biography | Life | Artworks Arpita Singh The paintings of Arpita Singh, although somewhat reflective of Chagall and Rousseau, are sourced in her whims which gave them …

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Gulam Mohammad Sheikh (b. 1937)

Gulam Mohammad Sheikh | Biography | Life | Artworks   ‘Speechless City’ By Gulammohammed Sheikh The paintings of Gulam Sheikh are highly fascinating in their pictorial elements and sparkling color. There …

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Biren De

Biren De | Biography | Life | Artworks Biren De Painting Biren De is commonly described as a tantrist painter, although he himself does not consider himself as a cult …

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Jatin Das (b.1941)

Jatin Das | Biography | Life | Artworks  Jatin Das & Nandita Das I recall a remark by an art critic In 1974 (which still holds true) that Jatin Das’s …

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Manjit Bawa (b. 1941)

Manjit Bawa | Biography | Life | Artworks  Manjit Bawa Biography,Life,Artworks According to J. Swaminathan, most figurative painting in our times has tended to become tiring. The scope of formal …

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Vivan Sundaram (b. 1943)

Vivan Sundaram | Biography | Life | Artworks Though it was Engles who first used the expression ‘realism’ as a descriptive term in art, it was Louis Aragon, one of …

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Gogi Saroj Pal (b. 1945)

Gogi Saroj Pal | Biography | Life | Artworks Gogi Saroj Pal Biography The infatuation for Gogi Saroj Pal with painting started from her childhood, had in time brought her …

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Jai Zharotia (b.1945)

Jai Zharotia | Biography | Life | Artworks Jai Zharotia Biography, Life, Artworks Jai Zharotia expresses himself in symbols which correspond to his inwardly apprehended feelings; he does not attempt …

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Unseen Photos Of Indian Artists Arpana Caur

 Arpana Caur Unseen Photos  “Lifetime Achievement Award” Photo-Arpana Caur Received “Lifetime Achievement Award” for significant and sustained contributions in the field of Fine Arts at the True Blue Art Gala, …

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Arpana Caur (b. 1954)

Arpana Caur | Biography | Life | Artworks Arpana Caur Biography Arpana Caur’s work symbolizes the emerging trend of a grow- ing consciousness among women—intellectuals and artists—not only for the …

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Ramkinkar Vaij (1910-1980)

Ramkinkar Vaij | Biography | Life | Artworks Like Binode Behari, Ramkinkar also belonged to the period of transition from traditional to modern art, creating a style of his own, …

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Dhan Raj Bhagat (1917-1988)

Dhan Raj Bhagat | Biography | Life | Artworks Sculpture By Dhanraj Bhagat Among the contemporary sculptors of India, Dhan Raj Bhagat was perhaps the pioneer in using different craft …

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Somnath Hore (b. 1921)

Somnath Hore | Biography | Life | Artworks Somnath Hore, an eminent graphist, has lately chosen sculpture as a medium to express his ideas. Though Hore has moved from creating …

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Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906)

Raja Ravi Varma | Biography | Life | Paintings Hansa Damyanti By Raja Ravi Verma At this juncture of an identity crisis, Raja Ravi Varma emerged with his oeuvre—a large …

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Ratnabali Kant (1956)

Ratnabali Kant | Biography | Life | Artworks In the sculptures of Ratnabali Kant, there is an eccentric accentuation of the hideous as a device for intensity in expression. The contorted …

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Amar Nath Sehgal (b. 1922)

Amar Nath Sehgal | Biography | Life | Artworks Amar Nath Sehgal Biography, Life & Artworks A philosopher, poet, artist and craftsman, Amar Nath Sehgal’s unique work in India and …

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Meera Mukherjee (1923-98)

Meera Mukherjee | Biography | Life | Artworks Meera Mukherjee Biography The sculptures of Meera Mukherjee have always been a passionate expression of life—an instinctive quality of romanticism rendered with …

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P. V. Janakiram (b. 1930)

P. V. Janakiram | Biography | Life | Artworks P V Janakiram (Christ Crucified) According to Josef  James, if the research of Dhan Raj Bhagat, carried on over a period …

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Ved Nayar (b.1933)

Ved Nayar | Biography | Life | artworks Ved Nayar With the spread of installation art in the 1990s, there has been the development of a certain architecturalizing of sculpture. What …

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Mrinalini Mukherjee (b. 1949)

Mrinalini Mukherjee | Biography | Life | Artworks The unity between human and plant life is well illustrated in the paintings of Ajanta. The graceful postures of limbs and bodies …

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Lydia Mehta (b. 1923)

Lydia Mehta | Biography | Life | Artworks The aesthetic enjoyment in the Indian tradition is based on and aimed at, the citta—the creative centre where the appropriate shape/ form …

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Krishna Reddy (b. 1925)

Krishna Reddy | Biography | Life | Artworks The oeuvre of Krishna Reddy, a pioneer print-maker of our time, offers a study of the fascinating technical innovations that have largely …

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Surindra Chadha (b.1931)

Surindra Chadha | Biography | Life | Artworks Surindra Chadha created an impressive oeuvre of colourful and imaginative works in lithography, one of the major processes of surface printing, during …

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Anupam Sud (b.1944)

Anupam Sud | Biography | Life | artworks Anupam Sud, an outstanding graphist, has adopted printmaking, not only for artistic and emotional expression but also for making pointed social comments. She …

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Sankho Chaudhuri (b.1916)

Sankho Chaudhuri | Biography | Life | Artworks Sankho Chaudhuri is n product Of a period in our history in which ideas of tradition and modernity have been in conflict …

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Gaganendranath Tagore (1867-1938)

Gaganendranath Tagore | Biography | Life | Paintings Gaganendranath Tagore, eldest brother of Abanindranath Tagore, was only seventeen years of age when his father died, leaving five minor children. As …

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Rabindranath Tagore: (1861-1941)

Rabindranath Tagore | Life | Biography | artworks Although the creative talent of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore till the late nineteenth century; flowed mainly along the channels of literature, …

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Nandalal Bose (1882-1966)

Nandalal Bose | Biography | Life | Paintings Even as a young student at the Khudiram Bose’s Central Collegiate School, Calcutta, Nandalal Bose made sketches and copies from reproductions of …

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Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951)

Abanindranath Tagore | Biography | Life | Artworks Abanindranath Tagore the great-grandson of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, questioned the validity of adopting the Western stylistic norm as the only viable one. …

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Jamini Roy (1887-1972)

Jamini Roy | Biography | Life | Paintings As early as the 1930s, Jamini Roy had anticipated the current vogue amongst the artists to draw upon folk-art in fashioning artwork. He …

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Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-41)

Amrita Sher-Gil | Biography | Life | Paintings Amrita Sher-Gil was born of a Hungarian mother and a Sikh father. Amrita started drawing and painting in watercolors from the age of …

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George Keyt (1901-1993)

George Keyt | Biography | Life  George Keyt was the most significant painter from Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylon), during the period of British rule over the Indian subcontinent. After completing …

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M.F. Husain 1915-2010

M.F. Husain Biography | Life | Controversy | Paintings  M.F. Husain  M. F. Husain has become the symbol of modern Indian art with an international flavor. He portrays a black …

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Binod Bihari Mukharji

Binod Bihari Mukharji | Biography | Life | Paintings Binod Bihari Mukharji Binod Bihari, who also had literary interests possessed an intellectual curiosity that led to an analytical awareness of the …

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K. G. Subramanyan Biography

K. G. Subramanyan | Biography  | Life | Artworks K. G. Subramanyan K.G. Subramanyan, a prolific contemporary artist, was a painter, a muralist, designer, printmaker, toymaker, weaver and also an art educationist …

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Krishen Khanna Biography

Krishen Khanna | Biography | Life | Artworks Krishen Khanna Krishen Khanna is known for his figurative approach. His later paintings around (1990) are revolutionary in the sense that he …

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Tyeb Mehta

Tyeb Mehta | Biography | Life | Artworks Tyeb Mehta Biography And Artworks The paintings of Tyeb Mehta show his competence in the handling of form as much as they …

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Ram Kumar Biography

Ram Kumar | Biography | Life | artworks Ram Kumar  Ram Kumar, an important landscape painter, studied under Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger, and has obviously been influenced by the …

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Pran Nath Mago Biography

Pran Nath Mago | Biography | Life | Artworks Pran Nath Mago A painter, designer, art educationist, and art critic, Mago retired as a professor in fine arts from the …

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