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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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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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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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Jamini Roy, Modern Indian Master

Considered by many to be one of the most important Indian artists of the 20th century, Jamini Roy, along with the Tagores and the artists of The Bengal School, was responsible in part for bridging the gap between traditional 19th … Continue reading

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Abdur Rahman Chughtai, 1897-1975

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential Pakistani artists of the 20th century.  Chughtai’s goal was to establish an indigenous style of art depicting traditional scenes from Islamic history and folklore, one completely … Continue reading

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Sadequain, Pakistan’s Picasso

Sadequain is widely regarded as one of the most important Pakistani artists of the 20th century whose oeuvre includes works on canvas and paper, calligraphy, poetry as well as gigantic murals, such as those at the Lahore museum, The State … Continue reading

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