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Akbar Padamsee’s work spans the gamut of media from his traditional modernist leanings towards oil and acrylic to his more recent photography and computer generated graphic art. Born in Mumbai in 1928, Padamsee received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Sir J.J. School of Art in 1949 and moved to Paris the same year. In 1965 he received the J.D. Rockefeller III Fellowship and worked as artist-in-residence at the Stout State University, Wisconsin. He moved back to India shortly thereafter, in 1967.

During 1969-70, Padamsee was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship and it was within this same period that he made four short films, one of which was ‘SYZYGY’ based on a set of his animated geometrical drawings, followed by ‘Events in a Cloud Cham...

Untitled (Head) - Akbar Padamsee

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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