(1925 - 2009)
Tyeb Mehta was active/lived in India. Tyeb Mehta is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Tyeb Mehta
Born in Gujarat, Mehta spent his early years working as a film editor in a cinema laboratory. His love for painting and an introduction to the workings of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group redirected his path to the Sir J.J. School of Art where he graduated in 1952. From 1959 to 1964 he lived in London, and was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship; it brought him to the United States in 1968, where his work went through several stylistic changes. He is regarded as one of India's greatest artists, and his work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions around the world. He was first among Indian artists to sell work at auction for over $1 million.
In his lifetime he was awarded the Prix Nationale in Cagne-sur-Mer, in 1974, and received Christie's, Mumbai
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