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 34 Details

    Winter Live Auction: Indian Art 15 December 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    52.25 x 69 in

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    Winter Live Auction: Indian Art 15 December 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    36 x 60 in

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    Modern Indian Art 13 October 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

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    $105,405
    Rs 78,00,000
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    Lot 16 Details

    The Curated Auction Series 19-20 April 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Natural pigments on paper

    14 x 22 in



    Lot 19 Details

    Spring Live Auction | Modern Indian Art 11 March 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    26.5 x 32 in

    Winning bid
    $83,333
    Rs 60,00,000
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    Lot 37 Details

    Spring Live Auction | Modern Indian Art 11 March 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Journey

    Oil on canvas

    23.25 x 35.25 in

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    Lot 32 Details

    Works on Paper from the Dhoomimal Art Gallery Collection 14 September 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    12 x 8.5 in

    Winning bid
    $5,070
    Rs 3,65,040
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    Lot 33 Details

    Works on Paper from the Dhoomimal Art Gallery Collection 14 September 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Serigraph on paper

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    $6,120
    Rs 4,40,640
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    Lot 41 Details

    Works on Paper from the Dhoomimal Art Gallery Collection 14 September 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    11 x 15.25 in

    Winning bid
    $5,423
    Rs 3,90,485
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    Lot 8 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 11 August 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    14 x 9.5 in

    Winning bid
    $4,005
    Rs 2,96,400
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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 20 Details

    Modern Indian Art from the 1930s to the 2000s... 17 October 2020-21 January 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    10 x 9 in




    Lot 21 Details

    Modern Indian Art from the 1930s to the 2000s... 17 October 2020-21 January 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    15 x 15 in




    Lot 22 Details

    Modern Indian Art from the 1930s to the 2000s... 17 October 2020-21 January 2021

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    11.5 x 8.25 in




    Lot 1 Details

    The Symbolism of Swaminathan: A Journey... 23-30 January 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Shoonyam in Yoni

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 24 in




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