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Jehangir Sabavala

Mumbai, India

Jehangir Sabavala was born in Mumbai in 1922. He obtained his diploma from the J.J School of Arts in 1944. He studied in the Heatherley School of Art, London from 1945 to 1947, the Academic Andre Lhote from 1948 to 1951 Paris, the Academic Julian from 1953 to 1954 and the Academic de la Grande Chaumiere in 1957. Jehangir mostly worked in oils and was known for his landscapes. He practiced the modernist style creating wedges of paint which formed vast, still landscapes. The human figure which began to appear in a diminutive form, enveloped in solitude began to emerge in close ups and yet retain the distance of a remembered past. The receding planes gave each canvas an illusory sense of depth, illustrating Jehangir’s mastery over light, colour and texture. He was greatly inspired by Japanese and Himalayan art. He has held numerous solo and group shows in India and abroad. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 1997. Jehangir Sabavala passed away in Mumbai in 2011.


Mirror Image
Serigraph 18" x 24"
At the Desert’s Edge
Serigraph 17" x 24"
The Predator
Serigraph 17" x 24"
Radiant Cloud
Serigraph 17" x 24"
Casuarina Line III
Serigraph 14" x 24"
Casuarina Line II
Serigraph 14" x 24"
In the Worlds after Light
Serigraph 24" x 33"
The Disciples
Serigraph 24" x 17"
Purdah I
Serigraph 24" x 17
Pilgrimage II
Serigraph 24" x 16"
The Wandering Shades II
Serigraph 24" x 16"
The Guiding Light II
Serigraph 24" x 17"
Under Sail
Serigraph 23" x 18"
The River II
Serigraph 36" x 24"
Bird Forms III
Serigraph 36" x 22"
The Friends
Serigraph 32" x 24"
Caverns Measureless to Man
Serigraph 24" x 33"
The Sorcerer II
Serigraph 24" x 33"
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