Jehangir Sabavala

Born in Mumbai in 1922 Jehangir Sabavala received his diploma from the J.J. School of Art in 1944. He went on to study at the Heatherley School of Art, London between 1945-47 and then to Paris where he was at the Academic Andre Lhote between 1948-51 and the Academic Julian between 1953-54. He also studied at the Academic de la Grande Chaumiere in 1957.

Apart from several one man shows, Sabavala has participated at the Salon National Independent, Paris 1950, the Venice Biennial, 1954; the Commonwealth Arts Festival' London 1965; Contemporary Art ftom India, Washington 1975; Asian Artists Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Tokyo, 1979 and Modem Indian Painting, Hischhorn Museum Washington 1982. Apart from several international auctions he has also participated in 'Chamatkar-Fantasy in Indian Art' presented by CIMA Gallery at Whiteleys' London 1996. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1977. Sabavala, practicing in the modernist mode creates wedges of paint which form vast, still landscapes. The human form which began to appear in a diminutive form, enveloped in solitude have begun to emerge appear in diminutive form, enveloped in solitude have began to emerge in close ups and yet retain the distance of a remembered past.

Sabavala lives and works in Mumbai.

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Jehangir Sabavala
Skyscape with five figures
Oil on canvas
31" x 39"
1995

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Jehangir Sabavala
Pilgrimage II
Oil on canvas
60" x 40"
1996

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Jehangir Sabavala
Anchorite
Oil on canvas
60" x 42"
1996