About the artist
Amarnath Sehgal was born in Campbellpur, Pakistan in 1922. He pursued art at New York University in 1948. Sehgal travelled extensively both in India and abroad. .The artist’s sensitivity was quick to respond to the victims of natural calamities, wars, and poverty. The remembrance of the tragic events he had witnessed during the Partition is stamped on his works. Most of his works with their simple but highly expressive forms portraying human emotions – be it anguish, helplessness, oppression or a yearning for hope. Sehgal’s artistic versatility extends to sculptures, paintings, poetry, graphics and tapestries His works can be found in public and private collections all over the world like the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the 20th Century Museum of Vienna and Berlin, the Israel Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the White House among others.