05 DECEMBER AMRITA SHER-GIL (1913 to 1941)
Born on 30 January 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Amrita Sher-Gil was a renowned Hungarian-India painter. She is considered to be one of the greatest women artists of the early 20th century and a pioneer in modern Indian art. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled, Young Girls (1932). Sher-Gil’s work has influenced generations of Indian artists, and her depiction of the plight of women in the 1930s often revealed a sense of their loneliness and hopelessness. Some of her outstanding works during this phase include Siesta, Village Scene, and In the Ladies’ Enclosure. The Govt. of India has declared her works as National Art Treasures, and most of them are housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Amrita Sher-Gil passed away on 05 December 1941, leaving behind a priceless legacy of art and culture.
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