Chintamoni Kar (India, 1915-2005) Odalisque

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Lot 1
Chintamoni Kar (India, 1915-2005)
Odalisque

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 30,941) inc. premium
Chintamoni Kar (India, 1915-2005)
Terracotta
Height 36cm (14 3/16in).
Signed and dated 1947

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from the estate of the late Helena Wolska, renowned ballet dancer with the Anglo Polish Ballet Company in the 1940s.

    Chintamoni Kar was a renowned Indian sculptor. Kar sculpted with a variety a materials including wood, terracotta, stone, and metal. Born in West Bengal in 1915, Kar trained at the Indian Society of Oriental Art run by Abanindranath Tagore. He was taught to sculpt by Giridhari Mahapatra and Victor Giovanelli.
    Such was his ability that he was awarded the silver medal for sculpture at the 1948 Olympic Games, representing Great Britain.
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