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Manu Parekh: Bhagalpur blinding

Manu Parekh was born in 1939 in Gujarat. Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. Parekh’s early work explored the relationships between man and nature, as he thought that it was an energetic link that had to be celebrated.

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Souza and Husain in the 1940s

Although the first exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group was held in 1949, the group formally came into existence on December 15, 1947.

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The Evolution of Photography in ...

The camera officially reached India in 1855. However, it was not until much later that it was picked up as a career or even an alternative kind of artform.

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Etchings : Somnath Hore’s Pictor...

Born in 1921 in Chittagong, undivided India, Somnath Hore studied at the Government Art College in Calcutta. His works represent the turbulent lives at the time of the Bengal Famine of 1943. His pictorial language in his sketches, sculptures and prints is a reaction to one of the major crises that hit Bengal in the 20th century.

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Maqbool Fida Husain Horses, nude

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai. When he took up painting as an art form, he blended folk, tribal and mythological art to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms.

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Zarina Hashmi Silkscreen print

Born in 1937 in Aligarh, India, Zarina Hashmi studied Mathematics before she tried her hand at printmaking when she visited Rajasthan in the 1960s. Hashmi went on to study intaglio in Paris and woodblock printing Tokyo. Her works are known for her use of lines on handmade paper and are often used to depict political borders and memories of violence from the partition. Her interest in mathematics and architecture can be seen in her understanding of structures. Works in intaglio, woodblock, lithography, and silkscreen seem to explore themes of displacement, home, and borders.

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Monochrome Ram Kumar Landscape

Ram Kumar was an essential part of the first generation of post-colonial Indian artists.  He was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 1924 and was a member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group along with other popular artists like Husain, Raza, and Sadanand Bakre.

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Sudhir Patwardhan Early Drawings

Sudhir Patwardhan is born in 1949 in Pune, Maharashtra and is a self-taught artist and a practicing radiologist. He began painting in the 1970s when he moved to Bombay. Patwardhan’s artwork revolves around the panorama of an urban and natural environment The everyday human figure is often a common subject matter of Patwardhan's works.

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Sanjay Bhattacharya - Blooming L...

Born in 1958 in Calcutta, Sanjay Bhattacharya was the youngest of four children. After finishing school, he decided to join the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Calcutta in 1977. When he graduated, he freelanced for work while experimenting with watercolors and put up his first art exhibition. Bhattacharya’s works show exquisite detail and form as well as play with light and shade creating a sense of realism.

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Paresh Maity Cloudy Landscape

Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, West Bengal in 1965. He studied at the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts. Maity’s preferred medium is watercolor and has made numerous watercolor works. His landscape works show colors that are vibrant and provide an example of his fine execution and vision.

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Dutch Colonial Chest on Stand

This fine chest on stand displays an attractive wood grain with contrasting ebony borders, a brass hinged rectangular top, and twin locks. The chest rests on a stepped plinth with two short drawers, each with two ebony knobs and an attractive inlaid apron resting on four turned feet.

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Anglo Indian Cabinet and stand

A handsome cabinet with molded cornice above a pair of hinged satinwood paneled doors, each with two arched panels. All with ebonized borders. The entire cabinet is made from exotic figured satinwood which has a ‘tigers eye’ effect. All on a plinth base with bun feet.

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Jyoti Bhatt Documentary Photographs

Jyoti Bhatt was born in 1934 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat and he was trained in painting and printmaking at MSU Baroda. He was one of the founder members of the Center of Photography in Baroda. Before he worked as a photographer, he dabbled in painting for a while. The canvas was traded with a camera and he started his career in 1967. He traveled to Gujarat where he photographed a wide range of folk art and craft.

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Nasreem Mohamedi - Rare Double S...

Born in 1937 in Lahore in undivided India, Nasreem Mohamedi is well known for her line drawings. While she mainly worked with pencil and ink on paper, she also experimented with line and form and how it could intercept the path of light. Mohamedi’s work is largely monochromatic as well as abstract which made her one of India’s best modern artists

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B. Vithal Nude Master of The Nude

B. Vithal was born in Maharashtra in 1935. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and secured a diploma in sculpture. There he excelled in the live model studio classes and the emphasis on the study of the human form. Although he is well known for his sculptures, he excelled in painting the human form as well.

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Vasudeo Santo Gaitonde Abstract ...

V.S. Gaitonde grew up in Nagpur, Maharashtra and studied at the J. J. School of Art. In 1947, he was invited to join the Progressive Artists’ Group and went on to become one of its original members. He worked with various mediums and used a roller and palette knives to create his own layered texture that became his signature style.

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Prabhakar Kolte's Abstraction

Prabhakar Kolte was born in 1946 and received his diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1968. Kolte’s technique involved weathering his stronger colors, adding touches of another color to the canvas. His works usually have a single color in the background on which lighter colors are placed.

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Manu Parekh - An Important Portrait

Manu Parekh was born in 1939 in Gujarat. Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. Parekh’s early work explored the relationships between man and nature, as he thought that it was an energetic link that had to be celebrated.

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Shyamal Dutta Ray - An Early Mas...

Shyamal Dutta Ray, born in 1935 in Bihar is known for his melancholic and dark watercolor works. Ray studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Calcutta. He also founded the Society of Contemporary Artists, an artists' collective, that sought to introduce a new style into the Indian art world in the 1960s.

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Maqbool Fida Husain - Taj Mahal ...

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai. Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys to earn a living. When he took up painting as an art form, he blended folk, tribal and mythological art to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms.

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Manu Parekh: Bhagalpur blinding

Manu Parekh was born in 1939 in Gujarat. Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. Parekh’s early work explored the relationships between man and nature, as he thought that it was an energetic link that had to be celebrated.

Read More

Souza and Husain in the 1940s

Although the first exhibition of the Progressive Artists Group was held in 1949, the group formally came into existence on December 15, 1947.

Read More

The Evolution of Photography in ...

The camera officially reached India in 1855. However, it was not until much later that it was picked up as a career or even an alternative kind of artform.

Read More

Etchings : Somnath Hore’s Pictor...

Born in 1921 in Chittagong, undivided India, Somnath Hore studied at the Government Art College in Calcutta. His works represent the turbulent lives at the time of the Bengal Famine of 1943. His pictorial language in his sketches, sculptures and prints is a reaction to one of the major crises that hit Bengal in the 20th century.

Read More

Maqbool Fida Husain Horses, nude

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai. When he took up painting as an art form, he blended folk, tribal and mythological art to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms.

Read More

Zarina Hashmi Silkscreen print

Born in 1937 in Aligarh, India, Zarina Hashmi studied Mathematics before she tried her hand at printmaking when she visited Rajasthan in the 1960s. Hashmi went on to study intaglio in Paris and woodblock printing Tokyo. Her works are known for her use of lines on handmade paper and are often used to depict political borders and memories of violence from the partition. Her interest in mathematics and architecture can be seen in her understanding of structures. Works in intaglio, woodblock, lithography, and silkscreen seem to explore themes of displacement, home, and borders.

Read More

Monochrome Ram Kumar Landscape

Ram Kumar was an essential part of the first generation of post-colonial Indian artists.  He was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 1924 and was a member of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group along with other popular artists like Husain, Raza, and Sadanand Bakre.

Read More

Sudhir Patwardhan Early Drawings

Sudhir Patwardhan is born in 1949 in Pune, Maharashtra and is a self-taught artist and a practicing radiologist. He began painting in the 1970s when he moved to Bombay. Patwardhan’s artwork revolves around the panorama of an urban and natural environment The everyday human figure is often a common subject matter of Patwardhan's works.

Read More

Sanjay Bhattacharya - Blooming L...

Born in 1958 in Calcutta, Sanjay Bhattacharya was the youngest of four children. After finishing school, he decided to join the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Calcutta in 1977. When he graduated, he freelanced for work while experimenting with watercolors and put up his first art exhibition. Bhattacharya’s works show exquisite detail and form as well as play with light and shade creating a sense of realism.

Read More

Paresh Maity Cloudy Landscape

Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, West Bengal in 1965. He studied at the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts. Maity’s preferred medium is watercolor and has made numerous watercolor works. His landscape works show colors that are vibrant and provide an example of his fine execution and vision.

Read More

Dutch Colonial Chest on Stand

This fine chest on stand displays an attractive wood grain with contrasting ebony borders, a brass hinged rectangular top, and twin locks. The chest rests on a stepped plinth with two short drawers, each with two ebony knobs and an attractive inlaid apron resting on four turned feet.

Read More

Anglo Indian Cabinet and stand

A handsome cabinet with molded cornice above a pair of hinged satinwood paneled doors, each with two arched panels. All with ebonized borders. The entire cabinet is made from exotic figured satinwood which has a ‘tigers eye’ effect. All on a plinth base with bun feet.

Read More

Jyoti Bhatt Documentary Photographs

Jyoti Bhatt was born in 1934 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat and he was trained in painting and printmaking at MSU Baroda. He was one of the founder members of the Center of Photography in Baroda. Before he worked as a photographer, he dabbled in painting for a while. The canvas was traded with a camera and he started his career in 1967. He traveled to Gujarat where he photographed a wide range of folk art and craft.

Read More

Nasreem Mohamedi - Rare Double S...

Born in 1937 in Lahore in undivided India, Nasreem Mohamedi is well known for her line drawings. While she mainly worked with pencil and ink on paper, she also experimented with line and form and how it could intercept the path of light. Mohamedi’s work is largely monochromatic as well as abstract which made her one of India’s best modern artists

Read More

B. Vithal Nude Master of The Nude

B. Vithal was born in Maharashtra in 1935. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and secured a diploma in sculpture. There he excelled in the live model studio classes and the emphasis on the study of the human form. Although he is well known for his sculptures, he excelled in painting the human form as well.

Read More

Vasudeo Santo Gaitonde Abstract ...

V.S. Gaitonde grew up in Nagpur, Maharashtra and studied at the J. J. School of Art. In 1947, he was invited to join the Progressive Artists’ Group and went on to become one of its original members. He worked with various mediums and used a roller and palette knives to create his own layered texture that became his signature style.

Read More

Prabhakar Kolte's Abstraction

Prabhakar Kolte was born in 1946 and received his diploma from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1968. Kolte’s technique involved weathering his stronger colors, adding touches of another color to the canvas. His works usually have a single color in the background on which lighter colors are placed.

Read More

Manu Parekh - An Important Portrait

Manu Parekh was born in 1939 in Gujarat. Parekh completed a Diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, in 1962. Parekh’s early work explored the relationships between man and nature, as he thought that it was an energetic link that had to be celebrated.

Read More

Shyamal Dutta Ray - An Early Mas...

Shyamal Dutta Ray, born in 1935 in Bihar is known for his melancholic and dark watercolor works. Ray studied at the Government College of Arts and Crafts in Calcutta. He also founded the Society of Contemporary Artists, an artists' collective, that sought to introduce a new style into the Indian art world in the 1960s.

Read More

Maqbool Fida Husain - Taj Mahal ...

Maqbool Fida Husain was born in 1913 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. In 1948, he was invited by F N Souza to join the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai. Husain began his career by painting billboards for feature films and making furniture designs and toys to earn a living. When he took up painting as an art form, he blended folk, tribal and mythological art to create vibrantly contemporary, living art forms.

Read More