Published : ‘Meera Mukherjee : Purity of Vision’ catalogue by Akar Prakar, Kolkata, 2018, pg. 139.
Provenance : Property of a collector based in Mumbai. Artwork was acquired by the present owner from Sotheby’s.
Height of the figure - 6ft
Meera Mukherjee was born in Kolkata in the year 1923. She secured a scholarship for studies in Munich in 1953 which gave her the opportunity to work under Toni Stadler and Heinrich Kirchner. Toni Stadler encouraged her to take a leap into the world of sculpting. The Anthropological Survey of India offered her a senior research fellowship in 1962. Meera Mukherjee received the fourth highest civilian award of the Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1992 for her contributions to Arts. The artist passed away in the year 1998.