Dec 1, Sher-Gil was born of an Indian father and a Hungarian mother. She had a precocious talent for painting that was noticed early, and she was. The majority of works by Amrita Sher- Gil in the public domain are with the NGMA , which houses over paintings by this meteoric artist. Born of a Sikh father. Amrita Shergill. K likes. Amrita Sher-Gil (अमृता शेरगिल) (January 30, [1], – December 5, ), was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as.

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By using this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Her work is deemed to be so important to Indian culture that when it is sold in India, the Indian government has stipulated that the art must stay in the country — fewer than ten of her works have been sold globally.

This Is Me, Incarnations: She also started working under Lucien Simon, with whom she had trained earlier, and he was highly appreciated for her works. India Post released a stamp of her painting ‘Hill Women’ in the year Though her paintings were largely unsold while she was alive, they fetched impressive amount of money later on, making her one of the priciest Indian women painters of all-time.

Inshe began her journey to the southern parts India and was deeply moved by the plight of many villagers and unprivileged people.

When she was in Paris one of her professors often said that judging by the richness of her coloring that Sher-Gil was not in her element in the west, and that her artistic personality would find its true atmosphere in east. Her style was in marked contrast to that of her contemporaries—Abanindranath Tagore, Abdur Rahman Chughtaiand Nandalal Bose—who belonged to the Bengal schoolwhich represented the first modern movement of Indian art.


It was in Paris that Amrita commenced an enduring outline of sexual staking, having affairs with both men and women.

Amrita Sher-Gil is often considered as the pioneer of modern art in the country as her works influenced and inspired a number of modern day greats. She lived and painted at 23 Ganga Ram Mansions, The Mall, Lahore where her studio was on the top floor of the townhouse she inhabited. Sher-Gil was born of an Indian father and a Hungarian mother.

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The couple spent a year there and then moved back to India, settling in Saraya, a small village in what is today Uttar Pradeshwhere an uncle of hers had an estate.

Later, she was to set up home in this vibrant city. She even wrote to one of her friends, saying that Europe belonged to the likes of Picasso and Matisse while India belongs to her. Many of the paintings done in the early s are in the European style, and include a number of self portraits.

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BudapestKingdom of Hungary. Inshe moved to Lahore undivided Indiawhere art was being appreciated at that time. Amrita Sher-Gil Nude, Oil on canvas, In Shergilll Sher-Gil lived a relatively privileged lifestyle.

AmritaSher-Gil was a free spirit and led a pretty carefree life. The Diaries of Malcolm Muggeridge.

Back then, it was the highest amount paid for any Indian painting in India. Later inshe toured South India [18] and produced her South Indian trilogy of paintings Bride’s Toilet shergi,l, Brahmacharisand South Indian Villagers Going to Market following her visit to the Ajanta caveswhen she made a conscious attempt to return to classical Indian art. Please enter your comment! In SeptemberVictor and Amrita moved to Lahorethen in undivided India and a major cultural and artistic centre.


Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. A failed abortion and subsequent peritonitis have been suggested as possible causes for her death.

Retrieved 13 March While in Anrita she is said to have painted with a conviction and maturity rarely seen in a year old. The New York Times. Pariscity and capital of France, situated in the north-central part of the country.

During her childhood she lived at different times in both India and Europe. It is an easy assumption that they amrtia Thereafter, she moved with her husband to her paternal family’s home in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh. However, the day after her death Britain declared war on Hungary and Victor was sent to jail as a national enemy.

Amrita Sher-Gil

Contact our editors with your feedback. Her last work was left unfinished by her just prior to her death in December Orson Welles, American motion-picture actor, director, producer, amdita writer. She was the youngest ever member, [20] [21] [22] and the only Asian to have received this recognition. She even travelled to different parts of India, France and Turkey and managed to incorporate ideas gained from different techniques into her own works.