Sher-Gill, Amrita

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Sher-Gill, Amrita


Born Jan. 30, 1912; died Dec. 5, 1941. Indian artist.

Sher-Gill studied in Paris in 1929. She was influenced by the painting of Ajanta and the works of P. Gauguin. She created poetic genre pictures noted for decorative coloring and musically rhythmic composition, including The Bride’s Toilet. Sher-Gill laid the foundations of the national school of Indian painting of the 20th century.


Bogdanov, F. “Amrita Sher-Gil.” Aziia i Afrika segodnia, 1962, no. 8.
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