Going to the temple Signed, watercolour, 37 x 38cm (14 1/2 x 15in).
Hari Ambadas Gade was born in Amravati on August 15, 1916 and is considered one of the first abstract expressionist painters of post-independence India. One of the founders of the progressive art movement in India, he believed in an unconventional and dynamic artistic style. Gade first exhibited in Mumbai in 1947, and then in 1948, at the annual exhibition of the Bombay Art Society. In 1949, he was invited to exhibit at the Salon-de-Mai in Paris, and in the same year, he also showed his works at Stanford University. In 1954, Gade's paintings were exhibited at the Venice Biennale. He is particularly known for his landscapes.