Avinash Chandra, ‘Untitled’, 1959, Christie's South Asian + Chinese

Signature: signed and dated 'Avinash 1959' (lower left)

Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizons, Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012 (illustrated)

About Avinash Chandra

Avinash Chandra’s artistic career was defined by the constant pursuit of a personal style that could reconcile Indian subjects and Western Modernism. Chandra received his early training at the Delhi Polytechnic Art School, which introduced him to European and American art movements. He then attended Central School of Art in London, where he began to create oil paintings influenced by Vincent van Gogh and Chaim Soutine. His early works were abstracted and colorful landscapes featuring the hills in his childhood city of Simla—a subject he would revisit near the end of his career. In the late 1950s, Chandra abandoned what he considered to be the rigidity inherent in his training, to freely pursue his individual aesthetic. The main subject in his later works was the female body, rendered in elegant lines and sometimes with erotic admiration.

Indian, 1931-1991, Simla, India, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2015
Dag Modern, 
New York,
Humanscapes, Avinash Chandra: A Retrospective

Group Shows

2016
Dag Modern, 
New York,
Memory and Identity
2016
Dag Modern, 
New York,
Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art
2015
Dag Modern, 
New York,
The Naked and the Nude: The Body in Indian Modern Art

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Dag Modern at India Art Fair 2017
2015
Delhi Art Gallery at Art15 London
2015
Delhi Art Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015
2015
Delhi Art Gallery at Art Stage Singapore 2015