Drawing Three, 1959 – Photograph

Series nameChandra in the 1950s

This black and white image is of a painting by Avinash Chandra which was completed in 1959. Entitled ‘Drawing Three’, it measures 550mm x 750mm. Unlike Chandra’s previous works, this painting does not feature the themes of trees and churches prominently. This may have marked the beginning of a new phase in Chandra’s artistic development.

Date of Creation / Publication1959
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1950/12
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.