Somnath Hore

Untitled (Khajuraho Study)

Lot No
42
Medium
Ink and wax on paper
Year
1955
Size
11 x 15 in.
Estimate
Rs. 2,50,000 - 3,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,40,663

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Dated: (a) Bottom Left & Centre,
(b & c) Bottom Left

Provenance : From a private Mumbai collection, acquired by the present owner directly from the artist family

This lot is a set of three works

about artist

Somnath Hore was born in Barama, Chittagong in 1921 which is present day Bangladesh. His artistic feats began with creating posters for the Communist party when he was a child. This task helped him get admitted to the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. Wounds and suffering are a central theme for Hore’s works. He has experimented with different mediums from paper to woodcuts and bronze sculptures. In 1954 he became a lecturer at the Indian College of Art and Draftsmanship in Kolkata. He was invited in 1958 to set up the first printmaking department at the Delhi Polytechnic. His narratives played with symbols and metaphors though the theme of anguish remained constant through his career. He exhibited widely in India and abroad in England and Jordan. The artist passed away in the year 2006 in Santiniketan, West Bengal.