Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Art: Amrita Sher-Gil

"Amrita Sher-Gil (अमृता शेरगिल) (January 30, 1913 - December 5, 1941), was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important women painter of 21st century India, whose legacy stands at par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance; she is also the 'most expensive' woman painter of India. Today, she is amongst Nine Masters, whose work was declared as art treasures by The Archaelogical Survey of India, in 1976 and 1979. She was daughter of Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Majithia, a Sikh aristocrat and also a scholar in Sanskrit and Persian, and Marie Antoinette Gottesmann, a Jewish Opera singer from Hungary."

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