Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Amrita Sher-Gil; Inspiring Artist for More than One Reason

Amrita Sher-Gil(1913-1941)was just 28 years when she died. She is often compared to Frida Kahlo. Born of a Sikh father and Hungarian Jewish mother, she started painting at a very early age. She went to Italy and Paris and came in contact with many European painters and drew inspiration from them and many others. Her first important work Young Girls made her an Associate of the Grand Salon in Paris, the youngest artist ever to achieve this.

Contemporary Indian artist Vivan Sundaram is the son of Amrita's sister Indira.

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