Somnath Hore

Somnath Hore was born in a village called Barama in Chittagong in present day Bangladesh in 1921. While he was still very young, he started making posters for the Communist party. It was with the help of the leader of this party that he was admitted into the Government College of Art & Craft.

Between the years 1954 to 1967, Hore handled a number of jobs in various capacities. From 1954 to 1958 he was a lecturer at the Indian College...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2004 Lalit Kala Ratna Puraskar, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1984 Gagan-Abani Award, Kolkata
  • 1984 Professor Emeritus, Santiniketan
  • 1977 L. N. Gupta Memorial Award
  • 1963 National Award (Graphics) for ‘Dream’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1962 National Award (Graphics) for ‘Birth of a White Rose’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
  • 1960 National Award (Painting) for ‘Companions’, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
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    Lot 40 Details

    Summer Online Auction 22-23 June 2022

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled...

    Pen on paper

    5.5 x 3.25 in

    Winning bid
    $81,516
    Rs 62,76,732
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    Lot 43 Details

    Spring Live Auction: Modern Indian Art 6 April 2022

    Somnath Hore

    Wounds - 32

    Paper pulp print on paper pasted on mount board

    19.75 x 23.5 in

    Winning bid
    $64,000
    Rs 48,00,000
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    Lot 40 Details

    Winter Live Auction: Indian Art 15 December 2021

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled (Wound...

    Paper pulp print pasted on mount board

    19.25 x 24 in

    Winning bid
    $25,772
    Rs 19,20,000
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    Lot 71 Details

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

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled (Wound...

    Paper pulp print pasted on mount board

    19.25 x 23.5 in

    Winning bid
    $26,136
    Rs 19,34,064
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    Absolute Tuesdays 24 January 2023

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    13.5 x 9 in

    Winning bid
    $1,111
    Rs 90,000
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    Lot 11 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 18 October 2022

    Somnath Hore

    a) Untitled
    Initialled and dated 'S/...

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    $2,667
    Rs 2,16,000
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    Absolute Tuesdays 12 July 2022

    Somnath Hore

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    $1,604
    Rs 1,25,100
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    Lot 7 Details

    Words and Lines 7 June 2022

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled

    Pen and ink on paper

    9.25 x 13.25 in

    Winning bid
    $1,502
    Rs 1,14,120
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    EXHIBITIONS            
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    Lot 28 Details

    Hamsa Jataka and Other Stories | Sakshi Gallery. 25 Sep-31 Oct 2020

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled

    Watercolour on paper

    10 x 14 in




    Lot 7 Details

    Sculptures Show. 25 Jan-15 Feb 2007

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled

    Bronze

    4 x 10 in




    Lot 8 Details

    Sculptures Show. 25 Jan-15 Feb 2007

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled

    Bronze

    4.5 x 10.5 in







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