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Amrita Sher-Gil. Sumair, 1936

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Amrita Sher-Gil, born in Budapest in 1913, was a Hungarian-Indian painter. Her first solo show took place in Lahore in 1937. She’s considered to be one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century:

“[She] forged a revolutionary new path informed by her experiences in Hungary, Paris and India, creating a body of work that was simultaneously aggressively modern and decidedly Indian. 

At a time when most artists portrayed women as content and compliant, Sher-Gil’s treatment of female subjects was singularly unique, revealing their loneliness or silent resolve.”

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