Dec 1, Sher-Gil was born of an Indian father and a Hungarian mother. She had a precocious talent for painting that was noticed early, and she was. The majority of works by Amrita Sher- Gil in the public domain are with the NGMA , which houses over paintings by this meteoric artist. Born of a Sikh father. Amrita Shergill. K likes. Amrita Sher-Gil (अमृता शेरगिल) (January 30, [1], – December 5, ), was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as.

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Though Amrita didn’t stay at this school for long and returned to India init was here that she was exposed to works of Italian masters. Nehru was charmed by her beauty and talent and when he went to Gorakhpur in Octoberarmita visited her at Saraya.

While in Paris she is said to have painted with a conviction and maturity rarely seen in a year old. Inat age 28, just days before the opening of her first major solo show in Lahore, she became seriously ill and slipped into a coma. About Us Contact Us Advertise with us. Amrita Sher-Gil was one of the most impressive as well as the most gifted Amriat artists of the pre-colonial era.

Or Like us on Facebook: Inwhen he returned to Italy, she too moved there along with Amrita syergill got her enrolled at Santa Annunziata, an art school at Florence.

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Retrieved 29 August She was attracted to the poor, distressed and the deprived and her sheegill of Indian villagers and women sheggill a meditative reflection of their condition. She was the youngest ever member, [20] [21] [22] and the only Asian to have received this recognition. The Diaries of Malcolm Muggeridge. Her last armita was left unfinished by her just prior to her death in December Orson Welles, American motion-picture actor, director, producer, and writer. Thus began her second phase of painting which equals in its impact on Indian art with the likes of Rabindranath Tagore and Jamini Roy of the Bengal school of art.


Amrita Sher-Gil returned to India in the year and began her never-ending journey of trying to decode the traditions of Indian art.

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The reason for her death has never been ascertained. Archived from the original on 28 September She is considered the Indian Frida Kahlo because of the revolutionary she was. Please enter your comment! Though her artworks mainly depicted Western style and culture during the initial stages of her career, the painter gradually began to rediscover herself by depicting Indian subjects using traditional methods.

Amrita Sher-Gil Self-portrait 7Oil on canvas, These paintings reveal her passionate sense of colour and an equally passionate empathy for her Indian subjects, who are often depicted in their poverty and despair.

Amrita Sher-Gil

Her work is deemed to be so important to Indian culture that when it is sold in India, the Indian government has stipulated that the art must stay in the country — fewer than ten of her works have been sold globally.

Her flamboyant paintings of everyday people, especially women were neither too desolate nor maudlin.

But equally, it was the transportation of the feudal world she had known into the culture of the throbbing city that was Lahore. Sher-Gil married her Hungarian first cousin, Dr. Apart from painting, she was also well-versed in playing piano and fond of reading. Amrita started to learn the nuances of sherglil at the tender of eight.


Amrita grew up with her younger sister Indira Sundaram and was very fond of her. Sometimes wearing a sari and on other occasions opting for a more western wear. Amrita Sher-Gilwho was inspired by the Postimpressionists, made Indian painters aware of new directions.

In the yearher family shifted from Hungary to the beautiful hill station of Shimla, due to financial crisis. Victor Egan when she was She is also considered as a revolutionary woman artist and the originator of modern art in India. When she was a young girl she would paint the servants in her house, and get them to model for her. This Is Me, Incarnations: Retrieved 13 March In she left Paris—where she had begun to have amfita success as an artist—and returned to India, inspired by the notion that her future as a painter lay there.

Besides remaining an inspiration to many a contemporary Indian artists, inshe also became the inspiration behind the Urdu play Tumhari Amrita. Her portraits of women resemble works by Rabindranath while the use of ‘ chiaroscuro ‘ and bright colours reflect the influence of Abanindranath. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Almelkar Miniature Painting Tanjore and Mysore.

Raza among its founders, lay further ahead in In India, she appropriated the language of miniatures.