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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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 31 Details

    Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art
    Feb 24, 2016

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    49.4 x 68.5 in

    Winning bid
    $167,647
    Rs 1,14,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 32 Details

    Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art
    Feb 24, 2016

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    32 x 46.5 in

    Winning bid
    $70,588
    Rs 48,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 15 Details

    Evening Sale, New Delhi | Live
    Sep 10, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Bird, Mountain, Tree

    Oil on canvas

    29.5 x 20 in

    Winning bid
    $88,615
    Rs 57,60,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 40 Details

    Evening Sale, New Delhi | Live
    Sep 10, 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Tribal Motifs

    Oil on canvas

    31.5 x 45.5 in

    Winning bid
    $77,538
    Rs 50,40,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




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    Lot 7 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Art

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    12 x 22 in

    Winning bid
    $3,660
    Rs 2,37,900
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 55 Details

    No-reserve Auction of Art

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on handmade paper

    12 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $4,802
    Rs 3,02,551
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)





    EXHIBITIONS          
    Showing 4 of 13 works

    Lot 508 Details

    Works on paper.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    28.4 x 22 in






    Lot 509 Details

    Works on paper.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18.1 x 23.2 in






    Lot 510 Details

    Works on paper.
    Feb 20-Mar 15, 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18.1 x 23.2 in






    Lot 130 Details

    Aspects of modern indian painting.
    Sep 27-Oct 01, 2002

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    31.9 x 42.1 in






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