Friday, July 03, 2009

Padmabhushan awardee Tyeb Mehta passes away...

Born in 1925 in Gujarat, Mehta was initially working as a film editor before he decided to pursue art. In 1952, he got a diploma from the prestigious J J School of Art in Mumbai.
Mehta became a close associate of the Progressive Arts Group, a group of artists who drew stylistic inspiration from Western Modernism, during his education at the school.
He went on to work in London for five years between 1959 and 1964 and later obtained a Rockefeller Fellowship to travel to the USA in 1968, a journey which he said had influenced his style of painting...

Source: The Statesman

ART FOREVER: Tyeb Mehta and M.F. Husain. — Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Source: The Hindu

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