A. A. Almelkar



13.7 x 13.5 in. / 34.8 x 34.3 cm.


Gouache on cardboard

This figurative work by Abdulrahim Appabhai Almelkar is a homage to the tradition of miniature Indian art in which he brought his own element of stylisation. The Solapur-born Maharashtrian painter, who famously proclaimed that he learnt painting while he was in his ‘mother’s womb’, studied at Bombay’s Sir J. J. School of Art, getting influenced early on by artists such as N. S. Bendre and Walter Langhammer. This Untitled work draws on India’s folk style in lines that are bold and rhythmic, with features that immediately engage the viewer with the painting.

published references

Maitra, Shatadeep, Indian Blue: From Realism to Abstraction (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 119

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