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 55 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    50 x 50 in

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    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

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    Ink on paper
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    Lot 27 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 12 September 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    29.25 x 37 in

    Winning bid
    $101,408
    Rs 72,00,000
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    Lot 40 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 12 September 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    The Sign Comes...

    Oil on canvas

    23.75 x 29.75 in



    Lot 40 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper pasted on board

    18 x 23 in

    Winning bid
    $10,200
    Rs 7,03,800
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    Lot 20 Details

    Spring Online Auction 27-28 March 2019

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    24.25 x 36.25 in

    Winning bid
    $46,944
    Rs 31,92,192
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    Lot 26 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art and Collectibles 24-25 April 2018

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour, sketchpen and pastel on handmade paper

    12.25 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $9,924
    Rs 6,35,136
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    Lot 111 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art and Collectibles 24-25 April 2018

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    10.25 x 8.75 in

    Winning bid
    $7,500
    Rs 4,80,000
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    Lot 115 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art and Collectibles 24-25 April 2018

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    13.5 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $7,224
    Rs 4,62,336
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    Lot 7 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Art 6-7 October 2015

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    12 x 22 in

    Winning bid
    $3,660
    Rs 2,37,900
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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 508 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Serigraphy on paper

    28.5 x 22 in




    Lot 509 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18 x 23.25 in




    Lot 510 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    18 x 23.25 in




    Lot 130 Details

    Aspects of modern indian painting. 27 Sep-1 Oct 2002

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    32 x 42 in




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