REBEL WITH A PAINTBRUSH
The presents I most looked forward to as a child were paint-boxes, coloured pencils, drawing paper, and picture books. I always drew and painted everything myself, and resented correction or interference in my work. – Amrita Sher-Gil
An artist, a citizen of the world and a rebel, Amrita Sher-Gil was one of modern India’s first professional women artists. Determined to forge a path of her own in the worl of art, she went on to become a painter of world renown.
Amrita was born in Hungary, raised in India and trained in France – and she was inspired by writers, musicians and artists across geographies and time. From ancient Indian murals and miniature paintings, to medieval and modern European art, Amrita found lessons everywhere. Take a peek behind the canvas to get to know Amrita the artist, the rebel, the dreamer.
This Timeless Biography takes you on a journey through Amrita’s life and art, as wars abd global events began to change the world – slowly in some ways and rapidly in others. Join Amrita and the rest of the Sher-Gil family as they travel across countries and continents in pursuit of happiness, home, learning and love.
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