Lot#1 || Ramendranath Chakravorty (1902-1955)
FACE (circa 1920)

Wash Tempera
Signed lower right
9.50 x 7.00 in

Estimate   50,000 - ₹ 2,00,000

Ramendranath Chakravorty was a pioneer of early modernism in Bengal. Born in Tripura the artist was trained at the Government School of Art in Calcutta and at Kala Bhavan (Santiniketan). He met his mentor Nandalal Bose at Santiniketan having previously trained under Abanindranath Tagore and Asit Kumar Haldar. Soon Chakravorty developed an interest in etchings and also continued to create a number of wood-cuts and lino-cuts. An important printmaker of his time Chakravorty was academically trained in the European tradition but attracted to the Japanese style of observation. This particular portrait of a woman is an early tempera during his academic training in Kolkata.
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