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Lot 22
K. K. Hebbar | Sun and Colour, 1983

Date of Birth: 1911 - 1996

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 30 x 30 inches, 76 x 76 cms

Signed by: Signed and dated ‘Hebbar 83’ on lower right

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

Estimate: ₹ 35,00,000 - ₹ 45,00,000


Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar was born in 1911 in Kattingeri near Udupi. Hebbar was a modernist who infused aesthetic traditions to Indian folk art with Western abstraction and figuration. He drew his inspiration from the myriad sources including the writings of art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy, Jain manuscripts, Rajput and Mughal miniatures, the paintings at the Ajanta Caves and the art of Amrita Sher-Gil. Hebbar died on 26th March, 1996 in Mumbai.