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.”