Delhi Silpi Chakra Catalogue – Catalogue

Series nameChandra in the 1950s

This catalogue for paintings by Avinash Chandra was produced by the Delhi Silpi Chakra in the mid 1950s. The colour image on the front cover depicts ‘Houses’, by Chandra. The digitised images from the catalogue include ‘Golden Light’, which is held at The National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. This exhibition included 25 paintings by Chandra which were all for sale.

Date of Creation / Publicationmid 1950s
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
LocationNew Delhi
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1950/6
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.