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 Krishna Hawlaji Ara  (1914 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: Asia/India      Known for: nude figure and still-life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Krishna Ara
1914 (Bolarum, India)


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Born near Hyderabad, India, in 1914, Krishnaji Howlaji Ara lived a diverse life.  He was an orphan by age 10 and worked as a car cleaner for a Japanese company.  He finally found his way to art in the late 1930s, and landed his first solo show by 1942 at the Bombay Art Society, despite lacking the formal training of his peers.

Ara became a member of the revolutionary Progressive Artist's Group in 1948, a group of six foundational artists who wanted to "look at the world from (showing 500 of 3786 characters).

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