Akbar Padamsee

Man In City

Lot No
Oil on canvas
29 x 39.5 in.
Rs. 2,00,00,000 - 3,00,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 3,62,25,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Bottom Right

Listed : ‘Akbar Padamsee : Solo Exhibition’, 1954 brochure, painting no. 5.

Published : Akbar Padamsee’s debut solo exhibition’s invitation. The said exhibition took place at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 1954.

‘Akbar Padamsee - Work in Language’ by Marg Publication in Association with Pundole Art Gallery, 2010, pg.128.

Exhibited : ‘Akbar Padamsee : Solo Exhibition’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, 1954.

Provenance : Property from an important collection based in Mumbai, artwork was acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.

Artwork Size

Height of the figure - 6ft

about artist

Akbar Padamsee was born in Bombay in 1928 and initiated his art education at the Sir J.J. School of Art. After completing his education in Bombay, Padamsee went to live and work in France in the year 1951, the following year he was awarded a prize for his painting ‘Blue Bird’ by Andre Breton, on behalf of the Journale d’art. His debut solo show took place at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay in 1954. In 1962, Akbar Padamsee was awarded the gold medal by the Lalit Kala Akademi and in 2010, he was awarded the title of Padma Bhushan by the government of India for his contribution towards Fine Art.
Though widely spoken of as a modernist, Akbar Padamsee defied any easy categorization, throughout his illustrious career the artist exuded a fiercely experimental and individualistic trait. Akbar Padamsee passed away in the year 2020 in Mumbai.