Thursday, October 14, 2010

Painters,Amrita Shergill,Jamini Roy,Raja Ravi Varma,M F Hussain,Tyeb Mehta,Anjolie Ela Menon,Francis Newton Souza,Rameshwar Broota,S H Raza


India have produced several great painters who have influenced the world through their sensitivities. Paintings of some of the Indian painters such as M.F. Husain and Tyeb Mehta are of international Importance. This proves the popularity of Indian painters across the world. Here is a brief history of famous Indian painters.

Amrita Shergill

Amrita Shergill was a renowned Indian painter. She was one of the most charismatic and promising Indian artists of the pre-colonial era. Most of her paintings depicts clearly her love for the country and more important her response to the life of its people.

Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy was one of the most significant and influential painters of the 20th century. He was born in a middle-class family in 1887 at Beliator village in Bankura district of Bengal. His father Ramataran Roy was an artist who, after resignation from government service, spent the rest of his life in his village amidst the potters.

Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma is considered as one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian Arts. His paintings consist of depiction of scenes from the epics of the Mahabharata and Ramayanamake him famous. Raja Ravi Varma is most remembered for his paintings of beautiful sari clad women, who were portrayed as very shapely and graceful.

M F Hussain

M F Hussain was born on September 17, 1915 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. He lost his mother when he was one and a half years old. Husain's father remarried and moved to Indoor. M F Hussain did his schooling from Indore. In 1935, MF Hussain moved to Bombay and joined Sir J. J. School of Art.

Tyeb Mehta

Tyeb Mehta was a well known Indian artist, who was known all over the world for his brilliant painting. A multifaceted personality. He held the record for the highest price for which an Indian painting has ever been sold, in a public auction. It was his triptych painting Celebration that, on being sold for 15 million Indian rupees ($300,000 USD), gave him this honor.

Anjolie Ela Menon

Anjolie Ela Menon is among India's lending contemporary female artists, who have created a name for themselves in the domestic as well as international art . Her works are a part of significant painting collections across the world. One of her art works, 'Yatra' was recently picked up by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco at California in the year 2006.

Francis Newton Souza

Born on 12 April 1924 to a Goan couple, Francis Newton Souza was an eminent Indian artist of his time. He was among that early crop of painters who hold the credit of popularizing Indian art in the western countries. Francis Newton Souza was the student of the Sir JJ School of Art in the Mumbai city.

Rameshwar Broota

Born in the year 1941 at Delhi, Rameshwar Broota has emerged as one of the most prominent painters of India in the present times. Having an innate passion for art, he joined the College of Art in the capital city during the year 1964. And he went to become the head of the well-known institute Triveni Kala Sangam devoted to the promotion of art and culture in the year 1967.

S H Raza

S.H. Raza, who was born in the year 1922 as Syed Haider Raza, is a internationally acclaimed Indian painter. Though he has resided and worked from France since the 1950s, yet he maintains close association with his motherland till date. Though he incepted doing figurative paintings, he gradually moved on to abstract later on.

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