Ramkinkar Baij

Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest Indian artist to experiment with abstract sculptural forms. His oil on canvas paintings have a singular experimenting quality going beyond its time, unregimented by dogmas and with only one commitment - to be unstintingly creative.

Born in Bankura in West Bengal in 1910, Ramkinkar Baij studied at the Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharati University, Santiniketan in 1925. Trained by two European sculptors, one...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1979 Doctor of Letters Award from Visva-Bharati University,Santiniketan
  • 1977 Deshi Uttam Award by Viswa Bharti, Santiniketan
  • 1970 Padma Bhushan, Government of India
  • 1955 Government of India invited him to make Yaksha and Yakshi Sculpture for Reserve Bank of India (RBI), New Delhi
  • 1945 Government of Nepal invited him to make Buddhist Sculptures
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    Lot 59 Details

    Live Auction Modern Evening Sale
    Feb 15, 2014

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Untitled

    Watercolor and ink on paper pasted on board

    13.5 x 9.5 in

    Winning bid
    $6,295
    Rs 3,84,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




    Lot 30 Details

    Auction 2001 (December)
    Dec 06-12, 2001

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Untitled

    Watercolor on paper

    4.8 x 7.2 in





    Lot 31 Details

    Auction 2001 (December)
    Dec 06-12, 2001

    Ramkinkar Baij

    The Rooster

    Oil on canvas

    31.5 x 25 in





    Lot 18 Details

    Auction 2000 (November)
    Nov 24-Dec 01, 2000

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Untitled

    Watercolor on paper

    7.1 x 13.0 in

    Winning bid
    $2,100
    Rs 95,550
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)




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    Lot 23 Details

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

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Horse

    Watercolor on paper

    9.5 x 13 in






    Lot 24 Details

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

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Infant

    Watercolor on paper

    14 x 10 in









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