Gaganendranath Tagore was born in 1867
in the Tagore family home in Calcutta. He was a self-taught artist. In 1907, he
founded the Indian Society of Oriental Art along with his brother Abanindranath
Tagore. Between 1906 and 1 91 0 he was influenced by Japanese art and other Far
Eastern art styles. However he is best known for his political cartoons and
social satires on Westernised Bengalis. Later in his career he became interested
in the cubist experiment and he developed his own brand of cubism His work was
exhibited in the 22nd exhibition de Societe des peintres orientalistes francais
(1914) in Paris, London, Belgium and Holland, and in a travelling exhibition
organised by the American Federation of Art and ISOA (1924) in London and
Germany, and he exhibited in the Athene Gallery in Geneva in 1928.
Gaganendranath Tagore died in 1938.
Watercolor on paper
12.5" x 9.5"
Pencil & Watercolor on paper
3.5" x 3"