Image by : Courtesy of Dhoomimal Gallery
B Prabha is widely recognised as one of India's leading female modernists, and legacy art gallery Dhoomimal Gallery will be bringing one of her prized pieces to the fair.
Prabha began painting at a time when very few women were professional artists. She was born in the village of Bela, near Nagpur in Maharastra, and later moved to Mumbai. Inspired by artist Amrita Sher Gil, Prabha wanted to represent real female subjects, liberated from the gaze of the male artist. She is best known for her figurative oil paintings of “the trauma and tragedy of women”—namely, depictions of melancholy rural women in natural colour palettes.