The presents I most looked forward to as a child were paint-boxes, colored pencils, drawings paper, and picture book s. I always drew and painted everything myself, and resented correction or interface 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 world 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 and 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 in pursuit of happiness, home , learning and love.
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