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K H Ara
(1914 - 1985)

Untitled (Still Life)

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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  Lot 7 of 20  

12 MAY 2022


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Rs 7,20,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


K H Ara
Untitled (Still Life)

Signed 'ARA' (lower right)
Watercolour on paper pasted on paper
26.25 x 17.25 in (66.8 x 44 cm)

The Collection of Rudi Von Leyden
Acquired from the above by his friend and colleague at Voltas, Colonel Tarun Kumar Mukerji, 1961
Thence by descent
Private Collection, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


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