Date of Birth: 1911 - 1996
Medium: Pencil on paper (double sided)
Size: 7 x 4.5 inches, 18 x 11.5 cms
Signed by: Signed and dated ‘Hebbar/13-3-45’ on lower right ‘Exhibition of Paintings by K K Hebbar’ written thrice on verso
Provenance: Collection of a reputed art gallery, New Delhi. Acquired from Saffronart Auction, April 2020
Estimate: ₹ 3,00,000 - ₹ 4,00,000
K. K. Hebbar (1911 - 1996)
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.