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Lot#25 || Ramkinker Baij (1906 - 1980)
UNTITLED (Abstract) (1971)

Lithograph
Signed and dated "Ramkinker Baij 71"
8.50 x 10.20 in

Estimate   75,000 - ₹ 1,50,000

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
CATALOGUE NOTES
Born in Bankura in West Bengal in 1910, Ramkinkar Baij studied at Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharati University, Santiniketan in 1925. He was trained by Nandalal Bose and Tagore and was working at a time when traditional art was transitioning to modern Indian art. Baij's folk background influenced the formation of his own style when he integrated elements of Santhal tribal art Western expressionism that was taught in school. Although he was well known for his sculptures, he was a gifted artist and could easily switch between mediums.
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