Author Archives: Charles Moore Fine Arts

About Charles Moore Fine Arts

Charles Moore Fine Arts was established in 2011 and provides bespoke art consultancy within the fields of Islamic and Indian Art. Occasionally some works of art featured on our blog will be available to purchase. If you would like more information or images of any specific piece please get in touch with us. Tel: 44(0)20 8743 6805 // 44(0)7752 395 934 Email: charles@cmfinearts.com

Sadequain and Albert Camus

Brief discussion of Sadequain’s suite of illustrations for Albert Camus’ seminal novel L’Etranger. Continue reading

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Chughtai’s Etchings, Editions of a Master

During Asian Art in London Grosvenor Gallery are holding an exhibition of etchings by the renowned Pakistani artist Abdur Rahman Chughtai.  The show features sixteen different works, including editions of the iconic etchings Holy Man, Kashmiri Woodcutter and Endless Horizon, … Continue reading

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Silver in the City of Palaces, Grish Chunder Dutt

Along with Hamilton and Co, Grish Chunder Dutt was the premier silversmith operating in Calcutta, the centre of British activity in India which from 1790 was known as ‘The City of Palaces’.  From 1872 to 1947 his workshop produced all … Continue reading

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Jamini Roy on the BBC

Today Jamini Roy is the subject of a documentary on BBC Radio 4, titled Bengal to Baker Street in 80 Paintings.  Nirmalya Kumar’s affinity with the work of Jamini Roy is discussed during the program, and various paintings from his … Continue reading

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Oomersi Mawji – a master of his craft

As mentioned in an earlier post, the work of Oomersi Mawji was considered to be the pinnacle of Kutch silver design in the late 19th century.  From card cases and tea sets to punch bowls and salt cellars, the inventiveness … Continue reading

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Bashir Mirza’s ‘Portrait of Pakistan’

The Pakistani artist Bashir Mirza is best known for his series Lonely Girls. These colourful and striking depictions of women were executed throughout the 1970s following his return from Germany, where he spent a number of years and took various … Continue reading

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Avinash Chandra, 1931-1991

Born in Simla in 1931, Avinash Chandra studied in Delhi before moving to London in 1956, and it was there that he honed his artistic skills, influenced initially by Van Gogh and Chaim Soutine.  His new surroundings helped him flourish … Continue reading

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