G. R. Santosh





10.7 x 13.0 in. / 27.2 x 33.0 cm.


Gouache on paper

G. R. Santosh had sustained himself as a painter of hoardings and signages in his native Kashmir while painting landscapes for tourists to take away—a self-taught artist whose talent was spotted by S. H. Raza who sent him to train under N. S. Bendre in Baroda. This fluidly coloured painting of an interior could double up as a still-life—the viewer is faced with chairs, a table, vase, plate and other objects that suggest someplace welcoming. In later years, Santosh would use a similar palette for vivid paintings in the neo-tantra style.

published references

Karode, Roobina, ed., Still Life, Adaptations in 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2007), p. 18
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form (New Delhi: DAG, 2014), p. 70
Singh, Kishore, ed., Home is a Place / Interiority in Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2021), p. 74

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