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Lot 22
K. G. Subramanyan | Untitled, 1996

Date of Birth: 1924 - 2016

Medium: (i) Pastel and ink on paper (ii) Pastel on paper

Size: 6.5 x 5.5 inches, 16.5 x 14 cms

Signed by: (i) Signed in Tamil ‘Mani’ on lower left (ii) Signed in Tamil ‘Mani’ on lower right

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

Estimate: ₹ 4,00,000 - ₹ 5,00,000


(i) 1996 (ii) 1996

(i) 6.5 x 5.5 inches, 16.5 x 14 cms (ii) 6 x 5 inches, 15 x 13 cms

Born in Kerala on 15th Feb 1924, Subramanyan was among the leading artists who sought to explore a post -Independence Indian identity through art. His belief in the revival of Indian traditions led him to create a new artistic idiom and his practice incorporated drawing, oil painting, watercolor, murals and sculpture alongside toy making, set design, glass painting, pottery and weaving.

In a career spanning nearly seven decades, Subramanyan’s work has been exhibited in over fifty solo shows, including an extensive 2015-2016 exhibition by Kolkata’s Seagull Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Subramanyan was also an inspiration to generations of students as a member of the Fine Arts Faculty at M. S. University in Vadodara. He passed away in Vadodara on 29th of June 2016.