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Lot#10 || Mukul Dey (1895 - 1989)

Drypoint Etching
Signed and dated "Mukul Dey 1934" in English and Bengali
17.00 x 10.00 in

Estimate   1,50,000 - ₹ 2,50,000

Private Collection
Born in 1895 in Bengal, Mukul Dey is popularly known as the pioneer of dry point etching. He studied under Rabindranath Tagore and was also the first Indian artist to travel abroad to study printmaking as art. He learned etching techniques under James Blanding Sloan and Bertha Jaques in Chicago and also joined the Chicago Society of Etchers. Dey’s works consist of landscapes with river scenes, market spaces and Santhal villages, as well as portraits of well known Indian figures like Tagore and Gandhi. He was also the first Indian principal of the Government School of Art, Calcutta.
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