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Post at: Oct 08 2021

150th Birth Anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore

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  • On 7th August 2021, the 150th birth anniversary of Abanindranath Tagor was celebrated.

About Abanindranath Tagore 

  • Abnindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, British India on 7 August 1871. He died 5th December 1951.
  • He was the principal artist and creator of the Indian Society of Oriental Art.
  • He was also the first major exponent of swadeshi values in Indian art.
  • He sought to modernise Mughal and Rajput styles to counter the influence of western models of art as taught in art schools under the British Raj.
  • He was the creator of  the iconic 'Bharat Mata' Painting.


  • The celebration titled Abanindranath at 150 : Bichitra Revisited, is being organised jointly by Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and DAG.
  • His unique interpretation of swadeshi themes created a new awakening and heralded a revival of Indian art.


  • On 7th August 2021, four events were held over zoom through the day with special workeshops for children, performative dialogues and conversations. These events also mark the launch of a year-long celebration of the artist through digital projects, films, performances and workshops by contemporary artists who are re-engaging with his oeuvre and the spirit of the Bichitra studio.

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