(1936 - 1996)
Prabhakar Barwe was active/lived in India. Prabhakar Barwe is known for symbolist abstract painting.
Biography Prabhakar Barwe
A symbolist abstractionist, Barwe was born in Nagoan, Maharashtra in 1936. Born into a family closely associated with the arts, his granduncle, V. P. Karmarkar was a well-known sculptor and his father was an artist working in Bombay`s film studios.
He graduated from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1959. It was during his stay in Varanasi, the holy city of India from 1961 to 1965 that he came into contact with the canon of Tantra (mysticism) that influenced his work during that period. His work had a steady evolution that allows one to trace the numerous influences on it.
During his days as a student he was deeply influenced by Paul Klee. It was during that time that he was also involved along with other leading painters
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