Artist Subramanyan died at the age of 92


A well known painter and freedom fighter KG Subramanyan died at the age of 92 at his home in Vadodara on Wednesday.

Subramanyan was known for his versatile painting in pottery, design and terracotta art as well. He was considered one of the pioneers of Modern Art.

Painter, Subramaniam was famous freedom fighter and was imprisoned during the Quit India Movement.

His paintings reflected the idea of the Indian myth. A man of many talents, Subramanyan inspired his students to find the link between art as language and art as experience.

Subramanayan was also an art historian and his body of work forms a significant document of Indian art history. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012.

Subramanyan lived with his daughter in Vadodara.

Freedom fighter, Subramanyan learnt painting under the guidance of Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij in Santiniketan between 1944 and 1948 and evolved a penchant for art and social commentary through his works.

He was professor at various times at the Faculty of Fine Arts at MS University in Baroda and his alma mater, Kala Bhavan (Santiniketan) from where he finally retired in 1989.