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 8 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    17 x 22.25 in

    $7,145-10,000
    Rs 5,00,000- 7,00,000

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    Lot 23 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil on paper

    34.75 x 23.5 in

    $25,715-34,290
    Rs 18,00,000- 24,00,000

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    Lot 24 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil on paper pasted on canvas

    30 x 21.75 in

    $17,145-21,430
    Rs 12,00,000- 15,00,000

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    Lot 75 Details

    Winter Online Auction 9-10 December 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Ink on paper

    24.5 x 21.5 in

    $10,000-12,860
    Rs 7,00,000- 9,00,000

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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 4 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 12 September 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    23 x 24 in

    Winning bid
    $27,042
    Rs 19,20,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 13 Details

    Evening Sale | New Delhi, Live 12 September 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil, watercolour and charcoal on paper pasted on linen

    39.5 x 29.5 in

    Winning bid
    $169,014
    Rs 1,20,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 22 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas

    29.75 x 23.75 in

    Winning bid
    $22,548
    Rs 15,55,812
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 23 Details

    Summer Online Auction 12-13 June 2019

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    30 x 22 in

    Winning bid
    $12,000
    Rs 8,28,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    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)


    Lot 27 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Indian Art 9-10 August 2016

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Gouache on paper

    29 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $9,164
    Rs 6,04,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)



    EXHIBITIONS          
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    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




    Lot 13 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    K H Ara

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    21 x 13.5 in







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