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Collection

Shiavax Chavda

(India 1914 – 1990)

Title
Dancer
Place of origin
India
Year
1961
Media category
Painting
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions

50.5 x 38.1 cm sight; 51.6 x 39.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l.corner in English and Devnagari script
Credit
Gift of Zenobia Boyce 2008
Accession number
247.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

Shiavax Chavda exhibited with the Bombay Progressives. He studied at the Sir JJ school of Art, Mumbai. He continued his training at the Slade School, London and later at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris. He sought inspiration in the village and tribal traditions of India: temples, ancient art traditions and rural life. Energetic depictions of traditional Indian dancers and musicians such as ‘The Dancer’ are a hallmark of Chavda's work.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.