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Jehangir Sabavala



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Biography

Born in 1922, Mumbai, Sabavala completed his Diploma in Fine Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1944. He went to the Heatherley School of Art, London in 1945 and studied there till 1947 before moving to Paris to study at Academie Andre Lhote, 1948-51 and further at the Academie Julian, Paris between 1953-54. He also studied at The Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris in 1957. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Shri in 1977. Along with several solo shows held throughout his long career he had participated at Grand Prix de la Peinture de Monaco in 1949; Salon National Independent, Paris in 1950; Venice Biennale, Italy in 1954; ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Sydney in 1964; Commonwealth Arts Festival, London in 1965; ‘Asian Artists Exhibition’, Fukuoka Art Museum, Tokyo in 1979; Modern Indian Painting; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA, 1982 and in many prestigious auctions worldwide. Many publications have been released on him and on his works including ‘Sabavala – Sadanga Series’, ‘The Reasoning Vision’ Jehangir Sabavala’s Painterly Universe by Dilip Chitre; ‘Pilgrim, Exile, Sorcerer: The Painterly Evolution of Jehangir Sabavala’ by Ranjit Hoskote in 1998. He lives and works in Mumbai.


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