Date of Birth: 1924 - 2018
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 36 x 24 inches, 91.5 x 61 cms Signed and dated ‘Ram Kumar 2015’ on verso
Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi
Estimate: ₹ 35,00,000 - ₹ 45,00,000
Provenance - Collection of a reputed art gallery,New Delhi. Acquired from Ashvita’s auction, September 2021.Exhibited at and published for Lines and Colours, a solo show on the Modern Master, Ram Kumar, Aakriti Art Gallery, 2016
The brilliant abstractionist Ram Kumar was born in 1924 in Simla. Initially, he studied economics at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He had developed his interest in art right in his college days and started studying at Sarada Ukil School of Art, New Delhi. Soon he went to Paris in 1946 to learn art under Andre Lhote and Fernard Leger. He began painting figures initially. He returned to New Delhi and became part of Delhi Silpi Chakra group. His short association with Progressive Group artists gave shape to his artistic practices. His abstract landscapes are minus the trappings of naturalism.His colours are often dark, and two toned to express the devoid of lustre and sometimes positivity. The artist passed away in April 2018.