Born in 1887 in a small village in Beliatore, Bankura district, West Bengal, Jamini Roy joined the Government School of Art, Kolkata in 1903. He began his career by painting in the Post-Impressionist genre of landscapes and portraits, very much in keeping with his training in a British academic system. Yet, by 1925, Roy had begun experimenting along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. By the early...
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THE TIES THAT BIND: SOUTH ASIAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
30 NOVEMBER-01 DECEMBER 2016
$11,765 - 17,650
Rs 8,00,000 - 12,00,000
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Signed in Bengali (lower right)
on cane weaving pasted on handmade paper
22.75 x 11.5 in (57.7 x 29.4 cm)
NON-EXPORTABLE NATIONAL ART TREASURE
Acquired directly from the artist
Pramila Le Hunte Collection
Private Collection, North India
Height of Figure: 6'