Prabhakar Barwe

A symbolist abstractionist, Barwe was born in Nagoan, Maharashtra in 1936. Born into a family closely associated with the arts, his granduncle, V. P. Karmarkar was a well-known sculptor and his father was an artist working in Bombay`s film studios.

He graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1959. It was during his stay in Varanasi, the holy city of India from 1961 to 1965 that he came into contact with the canon of...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1983-85 Residency Fellowship Grant at Yaddo
  • 1976 National Award, Lalit Kala Award, New Delhi
  • 1971 Maharashtra State Award
  • 1969 Yomiuri Shimbun Award, Tokyo
  • 1968 Award, Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
  • 1964 Award, Annual Exhibition, Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
  • 1963 Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
  • 1961-65 Yomiuri Shimbun Award, Tokyo
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    Lot 133 Details

    Spring Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Antiquities 6-7 April 2022

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Gouache, pen and ink on paper

    13.5 x 13.5 in

    Winning bid
    $8,600
    Rs 6,45,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 36 Details

    Spring Live Auction: Modern Indian Art 6 April 2022

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Inside the Green

    Enamel on canvas

    35.75 x 35.75 in

    Winning bid
    $120,000
    Rs 90,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 33 Details

    Winter Live Auction: Indian Art 15 December 2021

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Oil, enamel and artificial eye on canvas

    47 x 59 in

    Winning bid
    $354,362
    Rs 2,64,00,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 85 Details

    Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles 13-14 October 2021

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Calligraph

    Watercolour on paper

    8 x 11.75 in

    Winning bid
    $5,165
    Rs 3,82,200
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    Lot 13 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 25 August 2020

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Watercolour and pastel on paper pasted on mount board

    7 x 10 in

    Winning bid
    $1,603
    Rs 1,17,840
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 13 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 11 August 2020

    Prabhakar Barwe

    The Cloud and...

    Watercolour on paper

    13 x 20 in

    Winning bid
    $2,356
    Rs 1,74,360
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 64 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 16-17 January 2018

    Prabhakar Barwe

    The Bird

    Watercolour, graphite, pen and ink on paper

    5.75 x 8.5 in

    Winning bid
    $1,008
    Rs 63,504
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 121 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 16-17 January 2018

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Watercolour, graphite, pen and ink on paper

    20.25 x 27.75 in

    Winning bid
    $3,810
    Rs 2,40,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 41 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Mixed media on paper

    22 x 11 in




    Lot 42 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Prabhakar Barwe

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    12 x 19 in







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