Teach and tell: The gurus of art

Some of Indiaā€™s greatest artists have also been teachers, but have they merely handed over a tradition or inspired fresh thinking?
Curated By: Kishore Singh
Published: Sep 10, 2016
Teach and tell: The gurus of art

Image by : DAG Modern Archives

[Untitled by Jeram Patel]
At the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, two artists who influenced numerous students were Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-90) and Jeram Patel (1930-2016). Patel, known for making works in wood that he burnt with the help of a blowtorch, was a member of Group 1890 and persisted with his unique form of art-making even though it was difficult to understand, or market.