Indian Stamp Depicting AMRITA SHER GIL’s Painting

30 Jan 2016  Sat

As Google pays its tribute to one of India’s most respected painters of the 20th century today - AMRITA SHER GIL (1913-1941), let’s learn more about a special commemorative Indian stamp that was released on 23rd March 1978 for her notable contributions to Indian art.

AMRITA SHER GIL, daughter of a Hungarian mother and Indian father, was educated in India till she left for Paris in 1929 and joined the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts. She was deeply influenced by the Post Impressionist Cezanna and Gauguin in particular. Even though some of her earlier words were truly remarkable, Sher Gil will be remembered for her later work which is inspired by Indian people and landscape. The national Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi houses some of her most popular paintings.

The Indian Post and Telegraphs Department issued a series of four special postage stamps on Modern Indian Paintings in 1978, out of which one was a stamp with her painting on it.

This 2 Rs. Postage stamp depicts the beautiful painting titled “Hill Women” by Amrita Sher Gil.

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