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MIK The Rockstar

Anjolie Ela Menon

Anjolie Ela Menon was born in 1940 in Burnpur, West Bengal. Menon took up art while still in school and by the time she was fifteen, had already sold a couple of paintings. She joined the J.J. School of Art in Bombay for getting a formal art education but she found the academic atmosphere there stifling and she left her studies unfinished. In 1959, she departed India to study art in Europe on a scholarship from the French government. She also conducted a study tour of France, U.K., and USA.