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 8 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 11 August 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    14 x 9.5 in

    $5,410-8,110
    Rs 4,00,000-6,00,000


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    Summer Online Auction 24-25 June 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    The Emerging Sign

    Oil on canvas

    23.5 x 35 in



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    WORKS ON PAPER 8-9 April 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    7.25 x 6 in



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    WORKS ON PAPER 8-9 April 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    12 x 21 in

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    $4,083
    Rs 3,02,160
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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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    The Symbolism of Swaminathan: A Journey... 23-30 January 2020

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Shoonyam in Yoni

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 24 in




    Lot 2 Details

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

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    The Emerging Sign

    Oil on canvas

    23 x 34.5 in




    Lot 3 Details

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

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    11.25 x 15.5 in




    Lot 4 Details

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

    Jagdish Swaminathan

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    11.25 x 15.25 in




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