George Keyt

Artist

Keyt is regarded as Sri Lanka’s foremost modern artists, born in Ceylon in 1901. He came from a distinguished Burgher family of Dutch ancestry. His works centre on Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Being a poet too, he drew inspiration from historical prose such as the Buddhist Jataka. His works also ...

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Keyt is regarded as Sri Lanka’s foremost modern artists, born in Ceylon in 1901. He came from a distinguished Burgher family of Dutch ancestry. His works centre on Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Being a poet too, he drew inspiration from historical prose such as the Buddhist Jataka. His works also resemble the cubist works of Picasso, Braque and Matisse. The distortion of the human figure is central focus. He also explored Hindu mythology extensively and their influences. His nudes have been encouraged by great Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. He has received an honorary Doctorate from The University of Peradeniya while turning down an offer for an Imperial title from the British Queen. He also received the Kala Suri award from the President.

Keyt passed away in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1993.

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