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A A Almelkar
Untitled (Ganga)


Abdul Rahim Almelkar believed that he must have learnt painting when he was still in his mother`s womb, much like Arjuna`s son Abhimanyu in the Mahabharat. "My mother was busy embroidering all through her pregnancy and I probably inherited art from her at that stage," he says.

Born in Solapur, (in Maharashtra) he began painting at the young age of seven. After a conventional education in a local school, he joined the Sir J. J. School...



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A A Almelkar
Untitled (Ganga)
Signed and dated in Devnagari (lower right)
1969
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 in (51 x 76.3 cm)

PROVENANCE
Acquired from the artist's show at Taj Art Gallery, circa 1960s
Collection of the late Ms Leela Naidu (wife of Dom Moraes)
Acquired from the above

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 


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