Zainul Abedin
Untitled (Famine Series)

Ink on paper
Signed upper left
17.0 x 12.0 in

₹ 2,10,000

Private Collection
Zainul Abedin was born in 1914 in Bengal, undivided India. After witnessing the starving victims of the Bengal Famine, there was a radical shift in Abedin's practice. The emotional intensity and striking visuals of Abedin's response to the Bengal Famine established him among the most important painters of his generation. Increasingly conscious of his heritage, he turned to the folk arts and crafts of rural Bengal in the 1950s and '60s, combining a conservationist agenda with the visual language of modernism.
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