J Swaminathan

Jagdish Swaminathan was born in Simla in 1928. His education in art consisted of short spells at the Delhi Polytechnic and later, in Poland. It was only in the late 50's that he started devoting his time completely to art. He was a member of the Communist Party of India in the mid-50's and worked as a journalist and art critic for the Left magazines. Swaminathan founded the "Group 1890" in August 1962. This group put up their only show in 1963....
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Honours and Awards
  • 1981-90 Founder Director, Roopankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1968-70 Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship
  • 1963 Founded Member, Group 1890, a Group of 12 Artists, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
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    Lot 18 Details

    Summer Online Auction
    Jun 10-11, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    23.5 x 36 in

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    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    35 x 42 in

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    Lot 52 Details

    The Discerning Eye: Bangalore Live Auction
    Apr 15, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    23.5 x 29.5 in

    Winning bid
    $33,443
    Rs 20,40,000
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    Lot 10 Details

    Works on Paper Online Auction
    Mar 18-19, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Brush and Ink on handmade paper

    13 x 8.5 in

    Winning bid
    $6,726
    Rs 4,17,000
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    Lot 71 Details

    Works on Paper Online Auction
    Mar 18-19, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on handmade paper

    12 x 21.5 in





    Lot 15 Details

    Modern Evening Sale
    Feb 12, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    31.5 x 43.5 in

    Winning bid
    $131,803
    Rs 80,40,000
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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 508 Details

    Works on Paper 2003.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    28.4 x 22.0 in






    Lot 509 Details

    Works on Paper 2003.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18.1 x 23.2 in






    Lot 510 Details

    Works on Paper 2003.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18.1 x 23.2 in






    Lot 130 Details

    New York Show 2002.
    Sep 27-Oct 01, 2002

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    31.9 x 42.1 in






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