Avinash Chandra – Pamphlet

Series nameChandra in the 1960s
Description

This black and white, A5 pamphlet lists Avinash Chandra’s one man and group shows held between 1951 and 1963. It also states the names of the museums and galleries where collections of Chandra’s paintings were held. The back page of the pamphlet features several quotes from newspaper art critics, from The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Telegraph.

Date of Creation / Publication1960s
CreatorUnknown
Associated Person/ OrganisationChandra, Avinash
LocationLondon
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1960/5
CopyrightValerie Murray Chandra
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Valerie Murray Chandra
Series notesThe 1960s saw Avinash Chandra gain recognition as a 'powerful' artist by the artistic community in London, and receive much publicity in the UK media. He travelled and exhibited in art galleries across the UK, Europe and North America, was introduced to Queen Elizabeth, and had a BBC documentary made about his work. In 1965, Avinash Chandra became the first Indian-British artist to have work displayed at the Tate Gallery in London. He moved to New York in 1966 and returned to London in 1969. This grouping features several exhibition catalogues, flyers, photographs and drawings by Avinash Chandra.
Collection notesThe Avinash Chandra Collection is divided by decades and a grouping featuring selected slides. The 1950s to 1980s sections feature exhibition catalogues, photographs of paintings, drawings and murals and promotional material. The selections of 35mm slides depict Chandra's art work over the decades.
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