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K H Ara
Untitled (Still Life)

"Still life as a genre of painting in India was to come into its own with Krishnaji Howlaji Ara," says Yashodhara Dalmia in the essay "The Stillness of Life: Krishnaji Howlaji Ara." A self-taught artist, Ara's association with the Progressive Artists' Group likely heightened his innate modernist sensibilities and led him to discover his own unique painterly vocabulary. "Ara's ceaseless experiments with bowls, fruits and vases with flowers were...

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K H Ara
Untitled (Still Life)
Signed 'ARA' (lower right)
Gouache on paper laid on board
27 x 20.75 in (68.5 x 52.8 cm)

Collection of Herr Dolf Amacker (Shortly after Independence, Dolf Amacker came to India in 1948 to work here as an engineer and stayed until 1961, during which time he acquired this work.)
Sotheby's, London, 18 October 2016, lot 17
Property of a Gentleman, New Delhi

Category: Painting
Style: Still Life


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