Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Amar Chitrakar

[Nepal] (b 1920/d 1999)

"His family was a part of the only painting based art clan in Nepal, the Chitrakars, or the artists.. (..) He grew up in Kel Tole near Indra Chowk, and once old enough, he helped at his father's family shop and worked for many years as a shopkeeper. His father, noting Amar Chitrakar's interest in painting and keeping in mind the family tradition, encouraged him to follow his interest. Since Chitrakar did not have the opportunity to take up art classes in school, he looked for apprenticeship opportunities and Tej Bahadur Pun, an artist of some fame at the time, took Chitrakar under his wing. (..) His work was appreciated and demanded from across the nation and he was asked to by the Nepalese Mint to design coins and paper currency.(..) Amar Chitrakar worked in oil and water color and made stone sculpture. He also took photographs particularly during his years with writer and artist Bal Krishna Sama. (..) He exhibited on a regular basis in Nepal. National Association of Fine Arts awarded him several times for his work 


Nepal 1958 "Air / Inauguration of Nepalese Airmail Service" (1) [Typo (Gurka Patra Press,Kathmandu)] Sc(C1)

Nepal 1959 "Opening of  first Nepalese Parliament" (1) [Typo (GPP, Kathmandu)] Sc(120)

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