About ArtistA.A. Raiba was born in Mumbai into a tailor's family and had a mixed ancestry of Hindu, Maratha and Islamic lineage. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1942. He started out as a mural and miniature artist but went on to experiment with various media and styles. Living modestly with limited means, he developed a method to make his own canvas from jute that gave his paintings a distinct characteristic. He won several medals from the Bombay Art Society and his paintings are in collectionsof the Cairo Museum, Egypt and in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. Raiba was awarded one among the ten best exhibits of the year by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 1962. Raiba passed away in Mumbai on 15 April 2016 at the age of 93.
Bombay Art Society , National Gallery of Modern Art