Important role of Art Organizations in Indian Modern Painting


  • Harinam Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Painting, Armapur P.G. College Kanpur



Modern Painting, Art, Organization, Major Roles


Art organizations play an important role in the development and dissemination of Indian modern painting. They provide a platform for artists to showcase their work, provide training and resources, and promote their art. Major organizations such as Gallery Art India and Lalit Kala Akademi have played an important role in the development of Indian modern painting. Established in 1947, Gallery Art India organizes exhibitions, competitions and workshops. The Lalit Kala Akademi, established in 1954, promotes Indian art through exhibitions, publications and awards. It aims to inspire young painters to improve their creativity and art skills, increase awareness of the field and improve their skills. The academy promotes various art disciplines like painting, craftsmanship, architecture and graphic design. It also organizes art exhibitions, organizations and competitions, thereby giving recognition and prestige to painters. Lalit Kala Akademi has played an important role in promoting the uniqueness and diversity of Indian painting, inspiring young painters to turn their dreams into reality.


Partha Mitter, "The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1922–47," (Oxford University Press, 2007) – This book discusses the emergence of modernism in Indian art and the role of arts organizations during this period. Is.

• • Yashodhara Dalmia, "The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives," (Oxford University Press, 2001) – This book explores the contributions of the Progressive Artists group and their influence on Indian modern painting.

• • Geeta Kapoor, “When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India,” (Tulika Books, 2000) – This collection of essays includes a discussion of various art organizations and their influence on Indian modern painting.

• • Gayatri Sinha, “Art and Visual Culture in India, 1857-2007,” (Marg Publications, 2009) – This book provides insight into the development of art organizations and their importance in the context of Indian modern painting.

• • Shivaji K. Panikkar, "Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850–1922: Occidental Orientations," (Cambridge University Press, 1997) – This work highlights the role of arts organizations in shaping the nationalist art movement in colonial India.

• • Parul Dave-Mukherjee, “Indian Art Worlds in Contention,” (Routledge, 2018) – This book examines the dynamics of the Indian art world, including the role of art organizations in contemporary Indian painting.

• • Sanjay Mallik, "Bengal Art: In the Collection of Victoria Memorial Hall," (Marg Publications, 2007) – This publication discusses the Bengal School of Art and its association with art organizations during the early 20th century.

• • Carl Khandalawala, "Indian Art: A Guide to the Museums of India," (Bennett Coleman & Company, 1963) - Although focusing primarily on museums, this book also discusses the contributions of art organizations in the preservation and promotion of Indian art. Provides information about. Art.

•• Art India Magazine – This contemporary art magazine often includes articles and interviews related to the role of arts organizations in Indian modern painting.

• • Journal of Arts and Ideas – This academic journal covers various aspects of Indian art and culture, including




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Important role of Art Organizations in Indian Modern Painting. (2023). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2(03), 47-52.

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