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Mohan Samant

Mohan Samant

Erotic Sketchbooks

By (author) Marcella Sirhandi
By (author) Jeffrey Wechsler
By (author) Ranjit Hoskote


  • Definitive work on the artist and his style and techniques
  • Pioneer in the development of modernism in post-Independence India
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Contents: 4 Sketchbooks plus loose drawings.
·Definitive work on the artist and his style and techniques, focusing on his sketch books
·Pioneer in the development of modernism in post-Independence India

Mohan Samant (1924-2004), among the earliest of the post-Independence modern Indian artists to train in India and settle as a successful mature artist in the West, has been called ‘one of the few artists who has successfully made the bridge between Eastern and Western traditions.’
Born in Mumbai, Samant received his diploma from the Sir JJ School of Art in 1952, where he had studied under S.B. Palsikar. That year he joined the Progressive Artists Group. Extended periods abroad – 1957-58 in Rome and travel in Europe and Egypt, 1959-64 in New York City – preceded his leaving Mumbai permanently for New York in 1968, where he lived until his death in 2004.
Published in association with Abraham Joel, New York, and Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai. With an introduction by Ranjit Hoskote and additional contributions from Abhijeet Gondkar, Virginia Kaycoff, Sharad Ghamande, Barbara Bertieri, Abraham Joel, and Judith Wink.

Previously published as part of a set, this volume, which concentrates on Samant’s sketches, is now available separately.

Contents: 4 Sketchbooks plus loose drawings.

About the Author
Dr. Marcella Sirhandi is an art historian and curator. She is professor emerita, Oklahoma State University, and has published extensively on modern and contemporary South Asian art. Jeffrey Wechsler, former Senior Curator of the Zimmerli Art Museum, is the author of numerous publications, including Asian Traditions, Modern Expressions: Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970.
Mapin Publishing
10th Sep 2013
USA & Canada
9.97 in x 12.06 in
244 Pages
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