Gulmarg, 1951 – Photograph

Series nameChandra in the 1950s

Avinash Chandra painted this picture in 1951, the year he graduated from Delhi Polytechnic Art School. Entitled ‘Gulmarg’, this ink and water colour is named after the hill region in Kashmir. Chandra began his artistic career as a landscape painter depicting trees, houses and the mountains of northern India.

Date of Creation / Publication1951
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
LocationNew Delhi
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1950/1
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.