K H Ara

Born in 1913 at Bolarum (near Hyderabad), Andhra Pradesh, Krishnaji Howlaji Ara did not receive any formal schooling or education in the field of fine arts. The son of a chauffeur, Ara spent the initial years of his life in his hometown, and only moved to Mumbai at the age of seven. Once there, he first made a living cleaning cars, and later joined the Salt Satyagraha movement that was led by Mahatma Gandhi during India's Independence struggle....
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Honours and Awards
  • 1984 Fellow from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1961 Sponsored by...
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    Lot 7 Details

    The Curated Auction Series 19-20 April 2021

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Still...

    Gouache on paper laid on board

    27 x 20.75 in

    $13,890-20,835
    Rs 10,00,000-15,00,000

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    Lot 25 Details

    The Curated Auction Series 19-20 April 2021

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour, ink and gouache on paper

    27.5 x 19.5 in

    $11,115-16,670
    Rs 8,00,000-12,00,000

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    Lot 4 Details

    Spring Live Auction | Modern Indian Art 11 March 2021

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Nude)

    Watercolour and ink on paper pasted on board

    29.25 x 21 in

    Winning bid
    $15,000
    Rs 10,80,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 16 Details

    Spring Live Auction | Modern Indian Art 11 March 2021

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Landscape)

    Oil on canvas

    21.5 x 29.75 in

    Winning bid
    $70,000
    Rs 50,40,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 50 Details

    Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 9-10 December 2020

    K H Ara

    Untitled...

    Gouache on paper pasted on plywood

    18.5 x 18.5 in

    Winning bid
    $10,800
    Rs 7,88,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 12 Details

    ALive: Evening Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art 17 September 2020

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    24 x 26.75 in

    Winning bid
    $24,658
    Rs 18,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    Lot 7 Details

    ABSOLUTE TUESDAYS 24 March 2020

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil on paper pasted on canvas

    30 x 21.75 in

    Winning bid
    $18,732
    Rs 13,86,168
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 11 Details

    The Year-End Absolute Auction 16-17 December 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    25.25 x 23.25 in

    Winning bid
    $6,257
    Rs 4,38,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 43 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 22-23 October 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    29.25 x 21 in

    Winning bid
    $5,863
    Rs 4,10,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 2 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 10-11 July 2018

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour and pastel on paper

    22 x 14 in

    Winning bid
    $4,380
    Rs 2,97,840
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 19 Details

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

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    29 x 22 in




    Lot 4 Details

    Works on paper. 2-20 February 2006

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    13.5 x 21 in




    Lot 11 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    35 x 22.5 in




    Lot 12 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    K H Ara

    Railway Station1

    Gouache on paper

    11 x 19 in




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