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Series nameChandra in the 1960s

The picture on the front cover of this catalogue depicts Avinash Chandra standing in front of a detail of his relief sculpture mural, entitled ‘Fire’. It was made with coloured glass for the Pilkington Brothers’ new office building in St Helen’s, Lancashire. The catalogue was produced for an exhibition of Chandra’s paintings at Hamilton Galleries in London between 10 March and 27 March 1965. It features an introduction written by art historian and former Keeper of the Indian Section at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr W.G Archer and also includes a biography, and thirteen pages depicting images of Chandra’s paintings for sale. Also visible are the annotations made by Chandra under the pictures.

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Date of Creation / Publication1965
CreatorHamilton Galleries
Associated Person/ OrganisationChandra, Avinash
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1960/8
CopyrightValerie Murray Chandra
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Valerie Murray Chandra
Series notesThe 1960s saw Avinash Chandra gain recognition as a 'powerful' artist by the artistic community in London, and receive much publicity in the UK media. He travelled and exhibited in art galleries across the UK, Europe and North America, was introduced to Queen Elizabeth, and had a BBC documentary made about his work. In 1965, Avinash Chandra became the first Indian-British artist to have work displayed at the Tate Gallery in London. He moved to New York in 1966 and returned to London in 1969. This grouping features several exhibition catalogues, flyers, photographs and drawings by Avinash Chandra.
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.