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Avinash Chandra - Hamilton Galleries catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1965
Year published: 1965

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Hamilton Galleries was the venue for an important exhibition of paintings by Avinash Chandra, March 10 - 27 1965. The exhibition featured some 35 works, executed between 1960 and 1965. The exhibition came with this catalogue, complete with text by W. G. Archer, a longtime admirer of Chandra.

From the text: “Chandra was twenty-five years old when in 1956 he left India and settled in London. He is now almost thirty-four. We are concerned, therefore, with nine years of keen endeavour - a period comparable to Samuel Palmer’s visionary years or the young Chirico’s stay in Paris. Of these years the first two must be excluded since they represent a time of patient incubation. When at last, in late 1958 the dam broke, a resolute personality was revealed, exulting in lively rhythms and fertile in mysterious and potent imagery.”

The catalogue’s dramatic cover featured Detail of ‘Fire’, a relief sculpture in coloured glass, 10 ft. by 36 ft., executed by Avinash Chandra for Pilkington Brothers’ new office building (architect: Maxwell Fry) at St. Helen’s, Lancashire, 1964. colour photography by Tony Evans

Contents as follows:


AVINASH CHANDRA, extensive CV, grouped as biography, one-man shows, group shows, representation in public collections, bibliography (in excess of three pages)

The remaining pages of the catalogue are devoted to monochromatic reproductions, plus reproductions of two drawings.

The catalogue was designed by Tony Guy and printed by ctd (1964) limited, Twickenham, Middlesex. The catalogue came with a ‘LIST OF WORKS’ insert detailing the exhibition’s 35 works, their media, sizes, and dates of execution.

Related people

»  William George (W.G.) Archer

Born, 1907. Died, 1979

»  Avinash Chandra

Born, 1931 in Simla, India. Died, 1991

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Hamilton Galleries

London, United Kingdom