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Amrita Sher-Gil

 (1913 - 1941)
Amrita Sher-Gil was active/lived in India.  Amrita Sher Gil is known for painting.

Biography   Amrita Sher-Gil


Amrita Sher-Gil is considered to be one of India’s most celebrated and gifted artists of the pre-colonial era.  Born in 1913 in Budapest, she grew up in a cultured and intellectual family who initiated and supported her early interest in art.  Her Hungarian-Jewish mother, Marie-Antoinette was a socially ambitious woman who was an accomplished pianist and singer.  Sher-Gil's aristocratic Sikh father who was more reserved in temperament was a scholar of Sanskrit and Persian literature and a reader of Indian philosophy.

From an early age Sher-Gil had shown an aptitude for drawing.  “It seems to me that I never began painting that I have always painted.  And I have always had, with a strange certitude, the c   ...  Displaying 750 of 12422 characters.

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