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23 x 70 inches
Tempera on canvas

Code: JR-0015


SKU: JR-0015
This artwork is accompanied by an Authenticity Certificate.


About the artist

Born in 1887 in Bankura in West Bengal, Jamini Roy joined Government College of Art, Kolkata in 1903 and received a diploma in Fine Arts in 1908.  He is one of the major artists from the 20th century in the Indian art history and is regarded as the early masters of modernism in Indian art. He was the first Indian artist whose work was both quintessentially Indian and modern at the same time. He has experimented with Bengali folk paintings which were inspired by the Kalighat paintings along with the different village patuas. The main theme of his paintings was lives of rural Bengali and Indian festivities, celebrations like marriages. Throughout his works, his brush strokes were largely bold and sweeping. He used to paint on materials like cloth, mats and even wood coated with lime. The artist experimented with natural colors and pigments derived from mud, chalk powder and flowers. He was conferred many awards for his contribution in the field of art. In 1954, he was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India. He was made first Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1955. Jamini Roy passed away in 1972.

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Medium (Up to 60 inches)



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