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 43 Details

    Winter Live Auction: Indian Art 15 December 2021

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    19.5 x 25.25 in

    $41,100-54,795
    Rs 30,00,000-40,00,000

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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

    Winning bid
    $16,667
    Rs 12,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    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

    Winning bid
    $16,300
    Rs 11,73,600
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    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)


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    Lot 7 Details

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

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Woman...

    Watercolour on paper pasted on board

    21.5 x 29.5 in

    Winning bid
    $13,320
    Rs 9,59,040
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 36 Details

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

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Roses)

    Watercolour on paper

    29.5 x 22 in

    Winning bid
    $7,367
    Rs 5,30,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    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)


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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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