Abanindranath Tagore, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Abanindranath Tagore

Indian painter and writer

Date of Birth: 07-Aug-1871

Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1951

Profession: writer, artist, painter, children's writer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Abanindranath Tagore

  • Abanindranath Tagore (???????????? ?????) (7 August 1871 – 5 December 1951) was the principal artist and creator of the "Indian Society of Oriental Art".
  • He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art, thereby founding the influential Bengal school of art, which led to the development of modern Indian painting He was also a noted writer, particularly for children.
  • Popularly known as 'Aban Thakur', his books Rajkahini, Budo Angla, Nalak, and Khirer Putul are landmarks in Bengali language children's literature. Tagore sought to modernise Mughal and Rajput styles to counter the influence of Western models of art, as taught in art schools under the British Raj.
  • Along with other artists from the Bengal school of art, Tagore advocated for a nationalistic Indian art derived from Indian art history, drawing inspiration from the Ajanta Caves.
  • Tagore's work was so successful that it was eventually accepted and promoted as a national Indian style within British art institutions.

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