Delhi Silpi Chakra Catalogue – Catalogue

Series nameChandra in the 1950s

This catalogue was published in 1953 by the Delhi Silpi Chakra (a progressive artists group) for an exhibition of paintings by Avinash Chandra. Held at Free Masons Hall, Queensway in New Delhi, the exhibition ran from 28 August to 3 September 1953. The front and inside back covers feature two paintings by Chandra. The catalogue itself lists the names and prices of the 26 paintings for sale. The back page features a brief background to Avinash Chandra written by the Honorary Secretary of the Delhi Silpi Chakra, Mr D. R Kowshik.

Date of Creation / Publication1953
CreatorDelhi Silpi Chakra
Associated Person/ OrganisationChandra, Avinash; Delhi Silpi Chakra
LocationNew Delhi
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1950/2
CopyrightValerie Murray Chandra
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Valerie Murray Chandra
Series notesLandscape artist Avinash Chandra arrived in London in 1956. His early work in London was a process of self discovery, where he eliminated taught techniques from his art school in India, and removed strict perceptions of how his art should or should not be. This grouping includes exhibition catalogues from Delhi and London, slides of his work and several photographs of Chandra's work from the 1950s.
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.