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Lot 27
A. A. Almelkar | Untitled, 1977

Date of Birth: 1920 - 1982

Medium: Gouache on cardboard

Size: 15 x 13 inches (each), 38 x 33 cms (each)

Signed by: (i) Signed and dated in Devnagari ‘Almelkar 77’ on lower right, (ii) Signed and dated in Devnagari ‘Almelkar 78’ on lower right

Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi

Estimate: ₹ 5,00,000 - ₹ 6,00,000


Year-(i) 1977 (ii) 1978

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

Acquired from TOI’s The Art of India online

auction, 2022.

A. A. Almelkar was born in Solapur, Maharashtra in 1920. After receiving a conventional education in a local school, he joined the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai. In his early career he branched out and later evolved his own style. The subjects of his artworks are inspired from ordinary folk, fishermen and tribal people. Almelkar presented the tribal people against the background of simple decorative motifs. He was the Principal of a private art institute called ‘Nutan Kala Mandir’ in Bangalore. Later, he joined as a lecturer at the Sir J.J. School of Art in 1968. His shows won mentions in Malaysia and in other Asian capitals too. Almelkar passed away in December 1982 at the age of 62