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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    USD payement only Lot 8 Details

    Summer Online Auction 22-23 June 2022

    K H Ara

    Village Fish Market

    Oil on canvas

    23.5 x 33.5 in

    Winning bid
    $61,800
    Rs 47,58,600
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)

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    USD payement only Lot 9 Details

    Summer Online Auction 22-23 June 2022

    K H Ara

    Portrait of...

    Oil on canvas

    22.75 x 16.5 in


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    Lot 54 Details

    Summer Online Auction 22-23 June 2022

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper pasted on board

    29.5 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $13,668
    Rs 10,52,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 7 Details

    One Bid Auction 12 May 2022

    K H Ara

    Untitled (Still...

    Watercolour on paper pasted on paper

    26.25 x 17.25 in

    Winning bid
    $9,730
    Rs 7,20,000
    (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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