Get acquainted with the oil paintings and posters made by Polish artist Stefan Norblin, whose images offer snapshots of life spanning three continents, depicting Poland's pre-World War II elite, his sojourn to India in the 1940s and his trip to the USA
Polish artist Stefan Norblin (1892-1952) was a globe-trotter of sorts. Despite limited modes of transportation and the long duration of journeys during the early half of the 20th century, he left his native land, Warsaw, frequently to travel to far-flung places such as India, USA and Iraq.
A portrait of an Indian woman during the 1940s
Along the way, he painted portraits of people he met including King Faisal II of Baghdad and took on commissions from royal families. In India, he was involved in designing the art deco interiors and murals for the Umaid Bhavan Palace of Jodhpur.
Around 60 of his restored artworks, including portraits, art deco posters, book covers, illustrations and designs for theatrical costumes are currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
A portrait of General Douglas MacArthur, a depiction of rural life in India
Till January 8, 11 am to 6 pm
At National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, MG Road, Fort.
Call 22881970 / 22852457
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