Ram Kumar biography

Ram Kumar

Painting, Visual Artist

1924 –

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Who is Ram Kumar?

Ram Kumar is an Indian artist and writer who has been described as one of India's foremost abstract painters. He was associated with the Progressive artist's group along with greats like M.F. Hussain, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza. He is said to be one of the first Indian artists to give up figurativism for Abstract Art. His art commands high prices in the domestic and international market. His work "The Vagabond" fetched $1.1 million at Christie's, New york, setting another world record for the artist. He is also one of the few Indian Modernist masters accomplished in writing as well as painting.

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Born
1924
Shimla
Also known as
  • Ram Kumar Verma
Siblings
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • University of Delhi
  • St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Lived in
  • Shimla

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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