Trees, 1954 – Photograph

Series nameChandra in the 1950s

This image is of an Avinash Chandra painting which is on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, India. The painting was completed in 1954 and is entitled ‘Trees’. This painting won Avinash Chandra a prize of Rs. 250 in 1955 at the First National Exhibition of Art, held at the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.

Date of Creation / Publication1954
CreatorChandra, Avinash
Associated Person/ Organisation
LocationNew Delhi
Collection and Reference NumberAvinash Chandra Collection (GB 2661 AC)
Catalogue NumberAC/1950/3
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.