Top 10 Paintings, And Rare Photographs, Of Amrita Sher-Gil
Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother, sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands on a par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance; she is also the 'most expensive' woman painter of India".
Her early childhood was spent in Hungary and then her family shifted to Shimla India. Noticing her talent for painting, her mother put her in some of the famous schools in Italy and France. In 1934, Amrita Sher-Gil returned back to Shimla, India. She was totally moved by the sadnees of the people around her and decided to paint the life of the poor. Amrita Sher-Gil was influenced by the Mughal and Pahari School of paintings. Amrita Sher-Gil paintings have a beautiful blend of the Western and Indian styles of painting.
Check out Amrita Sher-Gil's top 10 paintings below:
Bonus Video: "In the Garden" - A Rare Work by Amrita Sher-Gil