Amrita Sher-Gil(1913 – 1941)
Often referred to as “India’s Frida Kahlo”, Amrita Shergill is certainly one of the most powerful painters to have emerged in the history of contemporary Indian art. Born to a Punjabi father and a Hungarian mother, Amrita was far from donning the veil of a typical Indian woman. Instead, she was a free spirit, whose immaculate talent in art falls beyond any comparison. She started painting early at the age of five and have been frequenting to Europe where she got her very first exposure towards exploring different genres. Her work represents a perfect epitome of unique Indo Western exotic earthly appeal. Amrita Shergil’s paintings are considered to be one of the most expensive pieces of an Indian woman painter to grace one’s collection.