Hibiscus Card – Information Card

Series nameChandra in the 1980s
Description

The front of this double-sided A5 card features a watercolour painting by Avinash Chandra entitled ‘Hibiscus’, from 1985. The reverse of the card provides a brief summary of Chandra’s career and lists the names of the public institutions holding Avinash Chandra art collections. The card was produced sometime in 1990, following Chandra

Date of Creation / Publication1990
CreatorUnknown
Associated Person/ OrganisationChandra, Avinash
LocationLondon
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1980/9
CopyrightValerie Murray Chandra
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Valerie Murray Chandra
Series notesThe artwork of the last decade of Avinash Chandra's life can be best described by quoting artist Amal Ghosh, from the Horizon Gallery exhibition card in 1987. He writes, 'Avinash has changed. The later work is more poetic...full of birds and flowers...Even the way paint is applied has undergone a radical change. The Chernobyl disaster has penetrated the quiet studio of the artist'. This group features pamphlets, invitation cards, leaflets and a photograph of Avinash Chandra from the 1980s. Avinash Chandra died in September 1991.
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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