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Born in Kerala on 15 February 1924, K G Subramanyan was among the leading artists who sought to explore a post-Independence Indian identity through art. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Presidency College in Chennai before pursuing his interest in art to Santiniketan in 1944, where he studied under the tutelage of Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij for four years. In 1955, Subramanyan was awarded a...



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  Lot 80 of 120  

CREATIVE CIRCUIT: THE ART OF K G SUBRAMANYAN
19-20 JANUARY 2021

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$2,023
Rs 1,45,680

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ARTWORK DETAILS

K G Subramanyan

a) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil (lower left and lower center) and inscribed 'Queen of Spades' (lower center) and 'Queen of Diamonds' (lower right)
1994
Ballpoint pen and watercolour on paper
4 x 7 in (10.1 x 17.7 cm)

b) Untitled
Initialled in Tamil (lower left and lower center) and inscribed 'Queen of Hearts' (lower center) and 'Queen of Clubs' (lower right)
1994
Ballpoint pen and watercolour on paper
4 x 7 in (10.1 x 17.7 cm)

(Set of two)

PROVENANCE
Estate of K. G. Subramanyan managed by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts

EXHIBITED
Drawings of Women, presented by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts at Santiniketan: Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, 5 - 14 February 2017; Patna: Bihar Museum, 3 - 16 November 2017; Kolkata: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 14 March - 14 April 2018; New Delhi: Art Heritage, 13 August - 9 September 2018; Hyderabad: Kalakriti Art Gallery, 20 October - 1 November 2018; Ahmedabad: L&P Hutheesingh Visual Art Centre, 20 November - 2 December 2018

PUBLISHED
R Siva Kumar, Women Seen and Remembered: Drawings of Women by K G Subramanyan, Kolkata: Seagull Books, 2017, p. 127

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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