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Lot 39
Umesh Varma | JAN- II, 1977

Date of Birth: 1935-2019

Medium: Etching & Aquatint

Size: 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 cms

Signed by: Signed and dated 'Umesh Varma 77' on lower right

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi

Estimate: ₹ 1,00,000 - ₹ 2,00,000


Umesh Varma:

“........I came to understand that creativity is an illegal act because it wants to see the world in a new perspective….”- Umesh Varma.

The journey of this artist has been rather checkered. In 1954, he passed his intermediate with a distinction in physics. With this scientific aptitude, Umesh Varma was planning to become an air man. He formed a group called ‘The Six’ with Jagdish Dey, Manjit Bawa and others and they exhibited at the AIFACS Art Gallery quite regularly. He participated in many solo exhibitions and key group shows the world over.