Contemporary Indian Painting

December 17, 2013

Bengal School of Art

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This new

December 17, 2013

Ebrahim Alkazi

Ebrahim Alkazi is one of the pioneers of Indian theatre. He is considered as one of the most influential Indian theatre directors of all time. Initially, he was associated

December 17, 2013

Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral, younger brother of former PM Inderkumar Gujaral, is a Prominent Indian painter, sculptor, muralist, graphic designer, writer and architect. He was born in Jhelum, West Punjab (British

December 17, 2013

Mukul Dey

Mukul Chandra Dey is considered as a pioneer of drypoint-etching in India. He was the first Indian artist to travel abroad for the purpose of studying printmaking as an

December 17, 2013

V. S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde was regarded as India’s foremost abstract artist. He was born in Maharashtra in 1924. Gaitonde’s abstract paintings with their translucent beams of light refer to nothing

December 17, 2013

Bhupen Khakhar

Bhupen Khakhar was an internationally recognised Indian contemporary artist. He was born in 1934 in Bombay. He openly portrayed homosexuality through his paintings and he explored his own Homosexuality

December 17, 2013

Ram Kumar

Ram Kumar was born in Shimla in 1924. He is one of the pioneers of abstract painting. He gave up figurativism for abstract art. He is known for his

December 17, 2013

Manjit Bawa

Manjit Bawa was born in Dhuri, Punjab in the year 1941. He received the Kalidas Samman by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2006. He expired in the year

December 17, 2013

K.H. Ara

Krishnaji Howlaji Ara was an Indian painter, born in 1914 in Bolarum, Secunderabad. He is recognised as the first contemporary Indian painter to focus on the female nude as

December 17, 2013

K. G. Subramanyan

K. G. Subramanyan (Born 1924) is a renowned Painter, Sculptor and muralist. Presidency College, Madras is his alma mater where he studied economics. He was greatly influenced by Gandhian philosophy

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