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Manjit Bawa

Brief Profile: Born in a small town, Dhuri in Punjab in 1941. Bawa worked as a silkscreen printer in Britain, where he also studied art. Manjit Bawa's canvases are distinguishable in their colors - the ochre, the green, the red, the blue were few of his favorites. He was one of the first painters to break out of the dominant grays and browns and opted for more traditionally Indian colors like pinks, reds and violet.
He had painted Ranjha, the cowherd from the tragic ballad Heer Ranjha and Lord Krishna with a flute surrounded by dogs and not cows as in mythological paintings. Indian gods Kali and Shiva, whom Bawa considers as "icons of my country", also figure prominently in his paintings.He died on 29 December 2008. He was in coma for three years after suffering a stroke.
Qualification: 1958-63 Studied at the School of Art, Delhi Polytechnic, New Delhi

Manjit Bawa: Artworks

  • Untitled
    Size 14.5" X 10.5"
    Medium Charcoal on Paper
    Price On Request
    Availability For Sale