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Lot 18
Ramkinkar Baij | Untitled

Date of Birth: 1906 - 1980

Medium: Watercolour on paper

Size: 18 x 21 inches, 46 x 53 cms

Signed by: Signed and dated in Bangla ‘Ramkinkar 31.3.57’ on lower right

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi.

Estimate: ₹ 6,00,000 - ₹ 8,00,000


Ramkinkar Baij, an Indian sculptor and painter, was born in 1906 in Jugipara in West Bangal. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern India sculpture. He studied Diploma in Fine Arts at the Viswa Bharati University, Shantiniketan. Many of his artistic works have been inspired by the lifestyles of rural or adivasi communities. He is remembered for his notable work that include Lady with Dog, Sujata, Santhaal Family, Mill Call, Yaksha-Yakshi ( Jokkho-Jokkhi). He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1970. Baij’s artistic skills and intellectual horizons acquired new depth and complexity under the guidance of Nandalal Bose at Shantiniketan. He was invited to participate in the Paris in Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1950 and in the Salon de Mai 1951. He became a fellow at Lalit Kala Akademi in 1976. He was also awarded the Desikottama by Visva Bharati University, and an honorary D.Litt. by the Rabindra Bharati University in late 1970s. He passed away in 1980.