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Six Indian Painters

Group show at Tagore India Centre, India House, London. 1964
Date: 9 November, 1964 until 28 November, 1964

In 1963, a number of recently arrived artists from India came together to form the Indian Painters Collective. This was however, a relatively short-lived venture. One of the ventures of the Indian Painters Collective was an exhibition, Six Indian Painters, held at the Tagore India Centre, India House, London, in 1964 (Six Indian Painters, Gajanan D. Bhagwat, Balraj K. Khanna, Yashwant Mali, S. V. Rama Rao, Lancelot Ribeiro, and Ibrahim Wagh, Tagore India Centre, London, 9 - 28 November 1964).

The exhibition catalogue was introduced as follows,

“The artists exhibited here are also the founder members of “The Indian Painters Collective”. The group consists of Indian artists living and working in London. It has been formed with the intention of holding frequent exhibitions under their own auspices and also to participate in other exhibitions here and on the continent. Their work represents a cross section of Indian painting today. The young and talented members of this group have won a good deal of acclaim in India and some are also known abroad.”

The exhibition was opened by Jennie Lee, later Baroness Lee of Asheridge. In 1964 she was appointed Minister for the Arts in the Harold Wilson Labour government of 1964.


Related items

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»  Six Indian Painters catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1964

People in this exhibition + view all 6

»  Gajanan D. Bhagwat

Born, 1936 in India

»  Balraj Khanna

Born, 1938 - 1942 (probably 1940) in Punjab, India

»  Yeshwant Mali

Born, 1934 in Bombay, India

»  Lancelot Ribeiro

Born, 1933 in Bombay, India. Died, 2010

»  Ibrahim Wagh

Born, 1936 in Bombay, India

Exhibition venues

»  Tagore India Centre, India House, London

London, United Kingdom