Molton Gallery Catalogue – Catalogue

Series nameChandra in the 1960s

This sixteen-page blue, black and white catalogue was produced for an exhibition of paintings by Avinash Chandra. The exhibition was held at the Molton Gallery, London, between 7 September and 1 October 1960.The catalogue features an image of Chandra at work, a detailed introductory essay written by art critic G.M Butcher, and a list of the thirty Chandra paintings which were on display at the exhibition. The back page also features a brief biography of Avinash Chandra.

Date of Creation / Publication1960
CreatorMolton Gallery
Associated Person/ OrganisationChandra, Avinash
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1960/3
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.