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JANGARH SINGH SHYAM


Untitled

Signed in Devnagari and dated in English (lower center)
2001
Acrylic on canvas
27 x 54.5 in (68.6 x 138.4 cm)


The name Jangarh Singh Shyam is synonymous with the vivid palette, fluid images and fine patterning of traditional Gond art. In fact, what we know as contemporary Gond art is called 'Jangarh Kalam', or the 'style of Jangarh'. Shyam's talent was discovered at the age of seventeen, when the late modern Indian artist and director of the Roopanker Museum in Bhopal, Jagdish Swaminathan, came across his wall paintings in Patangarh, Madhya Pradesh. Although his career was cut short when he committed suicide in Japan in 2001, Shyam enjoyed much critical and commercial success, including acclaimed exhibitions of his work in India, France and Japan. The artist's legacy is preserved in his body of work, including the large murals he created for the Parliament building in Bhopal, and is continued by the members of his family trained by him, including his wife Nankusia, daughter Japani, and son Mayank.







  Lot 69 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

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Winning Bid
$9,996
Rs 5,19,792

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Jangarh Singh Shyam


 









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