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Lot 38
Somnath Hore | Untitled

Date of Birth: 1921 - 2006

Medium: Lithograph

Size: 11 x 15 inches, 28 x 38 cms

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi

Estimate: ₹ 1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000


Somnath Hore:

Born in 1921. Hore trained under the artist Zainul Abedin and later printmaker Saifuddin Ahmed. A participatory collective practice with fellow artists like Chittoprasad led to his intellectual growth. He chose a distinctly formal, Western style of art making, distinguished by its strong linear quality and guided by humanist concerns as much as the need to depict the catastrophe-enduring figure. He was the quintessential Bengal artist deeply affected by the cataclysms that changed its social history, foregrounding in his works, the working class and toiling peasant, grappling with issues of survival.