Lot#2 || Rathin Maitra (1913 - 1998)

Watercolour on paper
Signed lower right
19.00 x 14.00 in

Estimate   30,000 - ₹ 50,000

Private Collection Mumbai
Rathin Maitra, a trailblazing artist of the 20th century left an indelible mark on the evolution of modern Indian painting. As a key founding member of both the Calcutta Group and the Modern Art Society in Calcutta, Maitra’s artistic contributions explored a rich array of styles and themes. An adventurous and experimental soul, Rathin Maitra was a true pioneer who revolutionised the approach to art. He fearlessly challenged conventional methods of pictorial expression; seamlessly blending folkish mannerism and profound social commentary into his creations. His art beautifully bridges Indian artistic heritage with the avant-garde idiom of Europe. Employing oil as his primary medium, Maitra’s artistic palette also embraced watercolour alongside tempera and Chinese ink; all skillfully applied on diverse surfaces such as canvas, board, asbestos, and handmade paper.
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