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Available at Live Auction:Taj Art Gallery, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder Mumbai
By invitation only

About the Artwork

1914 - 1985


Mixed media on paper
21.5 x 29.5 in
Signed: Lower right
Provenance: Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai
Rs. 9,00,000 - 12,00,000

Artist Image

Krishnaji Howlaji Ara (1914 - 1985) - Born in Andhra Pradesh, Krishnaji Howlaji Ara did not receive any formal education in fine arts. He delighted in realistic ingenuity, focusing on the female nude, still life and human figure studies. Ara held his first solo show in 1942 in Mumbai. He later had several solo and group shows, including many with the Progressive Artists' Group in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Kolkata. He also held shows in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, West Germany, Russia and Japan. He received the prestigious Governor's Award for painting in 1944. Ara passed away in 1985.