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    Name of CPIODesignationTelephone Number
    Dr. Shashi BalaCurator011-23071005

    The Director,
    National Gallery of Modern Art,
    Ministry of Culture, Government of India
    Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road
    New Delhi 110003
    Telephone Number : 011-23386111

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    Virtual Galleries - Print Making

    British intervention in art education in the 19th century created hierarchies in art practices. Oil paintings rose to the apex. Graphic art made through processes of reproduction and technology-based photography was looked down upon.

    A growing printing and publishing trade in Calcutta created a demand for the illustrations and so woodcut prints flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Similarly, in Santiniketan in the 20th century, a vigorous publishing programme of Bengali Primers for children saw the encouragement of the graphic medium. The Santiniketan masters actively experimented with engravings, woodcuts and linocuts. Both at the Government School of Arts at Calcutta and at Kala Bhavana in Santiniketan, printmaking facilities became an important part of art education. Later, the art schools, as displayed by the works at NGMA, at Baroda and Delhi also built up their printing process considerably. Although graphic art initially fulfilled the need of publishing, before long it excited the artists with its potential as a medium. The NGMA has built up a discerning collection of such works.

    Haren Das

    Angling Hours, Woodcut on paper, 25.8 X 18 cm


    Benares, Untitled, Graphics, 113 X 77 cm

    Krishna Reddy

    Falling Figure, Etching on paper, 44 X 33.5 cm

    R M Palaniappan

    Drawing on space by H Flight, 22 Mixed Media, 56 X 76cm

    Laxma Gaud

    Untitled, Etching, 40 X 26.5 cm

    Somnath Hore

    Untitled, 24 X 24 cm

    Lalu Prasad Shaw

    From Upward, Lithograph, 40 X 50 cm


    Print III, Lithograph on canvas, 77 X 106 cm

    Anupam Sud

    The Ceremony of Unmasking(triptych), Etching on paper, 65 X 95 cm


    Amar Nath Sehgal

    International Women's Day 2020

    International Women's Day 2020

    A.A. Almelkar

    Miniature Painting

    Tanjore and Mysore

    European Traveller Artists

    Company Period

    Kalighat Painting

    Academic Realism

    Bengal School

    Amrita Sher-Gil

    Jamini Roy

    Gaganendranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore


    Artists Collectives

    Abstraction in Contemporary Indian Art

    Art Movements of 1960s

    Art Movements in 1970s


    Modern Sculptures

    Print Making