17 Works, Today, January 30th. is artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s day, her story, illustrated with footnotes #030

Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941)
Self Portrait (5), c. 1932

Oil on Canvas
43cm x 54.5cm
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Amrita Sher-Gil (30 January 1913–5 December 1941) was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting from an early age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled Young Girls (1932). 

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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