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RabindraNath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (India)
Polymath

1861-1941

Rabindranath Tagore – [pen name Bhanu Singha Thakur (Bhonita)], who’s nick names Gurudev, Kabiguru, Biswakabi. He was a polymath, poet, musician, and artist. He reshaped Bengali literature, music and Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Author of the “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse” of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”. (Source: Wikipedia)

RajaRavi Verma

Raja Ravi Verma (India)
Painter

1848-1906

Raja Ravi Varma, was a celebrated Indian painter and artist, considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons. His works are held to be among the best examples of the fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility. He was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which greatly enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. In particular, his depictions of Hindu deities and episodes from the epics and Puranas have received profound acceptance from the Indian public. (Source: Wikipedia)

Amrita Sher Gil (India/Hungry)
Painter

1913-1941

Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. Drawn towards painting since a young age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled Young Girls (1932). She was also an avid reader and a pianist. Sher-Gil’s paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, although few acknowledged her work when she was alive.         (Source : Wikipedia)

Jamini Roy

Jamini Roys (India)
Painter

1887-1972
Jamini Roy was an Indian painter. He was honoured with the State award of Padma Bhushan in 1954 . He was one of the most famous pupils of Rabindranath Tagore, whose artistic originality and contribution to the emergence of modern art in India remains unquestionable. Roy is also described as an art machine because he produced 20,000 paintings in his lifetime which is about 10 paintings daily but made sure his artistic aims remained the same. He always targeted to the ordinary middle class as the upholder of art however he was thronged by the rich. (Source : Wikipedia )

Pablo Picaso (France)
Painter

1881-1973

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Wikipedia

Leonardo Da

Leonardo Da (Italy)
Polymath

1452-1519

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, known as Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography. Wikipedia

Vincent Van (Dutch)
Painter

1853-1890

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. Wikipedia

Michelangelo

Michelangelo (Italy)
Italian sculptor

1475-1564
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known best as simply Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Wikipedia

Artist S H Raza

Sayed Haider Raza (India/France)
Painter

1922-2016

S H Raza was an Indian painter who lived and worked in France since 1950, while maintaining strong ties with India. He was a renowned Indian artist. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Fellowship of the Lalit Kala Academy in 1981, Padma Bhushan in 2007,and Padma Vibhushan in 2013. He was conferred with the Commandeur de la Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honour) on July 14, 2015.

His seminal work, Saurashtra sold for ₹16.42 crore ($3,486,965) at a Christie’s auction in 2010.

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Artist M F Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain (India)
Painter/Film Maker

1915-2011

He was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group.
His narrative paintings, executed in a modified Cubist style, can be caustic and funny as well as serious and sombre.
In 1967, he received the National Film Award for Best Experimental Film for Through the Eyes of a Painter. In 2004, he directed Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, a film he worked on with his artist son Owais Husain, which was screened in the Marché du film section of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. (Source: Wikipedia)

Artist Nandalal Bose

Nandalal Bose (India)
Painter

1882-1966

Nandalal Bose was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art and a key figure of Contextual Modernism.He became the principal of Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1922. He was influenced by the Tagore family and the murals of Ajanta; his classic works include paintings of scenes from Indian mythologies, women, and village life.
Today, many critics consider his paintings among India’s most important modern paintings.In 1976, the Archaeological Survey of India, Department of Culture, Govt. of India declared his works among the “nine artists” whose work, “not being antiquities”, were to be henceforth considered “to be art treasures, having regard to their artistic and aesthetic value”.(Source : Wikipedia)

Abanindranath Tagore (India)
Painter/Writer

1887-1972

He was the principal artist and creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”. He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art. He was also a noted writer, particularly for children. Popularly known as ‘Aban Thakur’, his books Rajkahini, Budo Angla, Nalak, and Khirer Putul are landmarks in Bengali language children’s literature and art.

Tagore sought to modernise Mughal and Rajput styles to counter the influence of Western models of art, as taught in art schools under the British Raj. Tagore’s work was so successful that it was eventually accepted and promoted as a national Indian style within British art institutions. (Source : Wikipedia )