Amrita Sher-Gil

1913-1941 India/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Amrita Sher-Gil was born in Budapest in 1913, the daughter of a Sikh aristocrat and a Hungarian-Jewish opera singer. She spent a short time in Florence with her sister and later studied in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the École des Beaux-Arts where she achieved acclaim. Impressionists in Paris strongly influenced her work, especially the likes of Paul Gauguin. A year after she returned to India, she travelled the country for inspiration. She eventually settled with her husband in Lahore, where she died from an infection at the young age of twenty-eight. She had reached the peak of her career in 1941.

 

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Tribal Women

Tribal Women


Camels

Camels

Hill
Women

Hill Women


Sleep

Sleep


Three Girls

Three Girls

Ancient
Storyteller

Ancient Storyteller

Two
Elephants

Two Elephants

Two
Women

Two Women

Two
Girls

Two Girls