Akbar Padamsee

Paysage Aux Fleurs & Nu (Diptych)

Lot No
Oil on canvas
47 x 48 in.
Rs. 4,00,00,000 - 6,00,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 5,00,94,000

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Signed & Dated : Top Centre

Exhibited : Gallery 9, Paris, 1965.

‘Akbar Padamsee Solo Exhibition’ at Musée d'art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 15th March - 10th April, 1966.

First Triennale - India at the Lalit Kala Gallery, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 11th February - 31st March, 1968.

Listed : Akbar Padamsee’s solo exhibition catalogue by Musée d'art Contemporain, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 1966, sr. no. 18 & 19.

Provenance : Property from a private collection based in Mumbai. Artwork originally from the collection of Naval Vakil & Jeroo Mango.

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.