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Sudhir Patwardhan

Born in Poona, Maharashtra, Sudhir Patwardhan graduated in medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1972. A practicing radiologist, he runs a clinic in a modest section of Thane near Mumbai, while practicing his art alongside. A self-taught artist, his first exhibition was held at Art Heritage, established in 1978 by Ebrahim Alkazi, followed by one in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Since then, he has held more than 21 solo exhibitions in all major Indian galleries. Urbanism surrounded by the natural is what Patwardhan focusses on in his work. He often talks about the working class and the ordinary by depicting them in his cityscapes. He sensitively captures the agony and wonder of survival, and the solitariness of the migrant. The contemporary life of his figures is spelled through the hollowness he imbues his characters with, as also the hope of survival. His bodies are sometimes sensuous and voluminous, highlighting their lonesome lives, and on the other hand they’re concocted, flat silhouettes that communicate a disturbing anxiety. Patwardhan has made his mark in Indian as well as international galleries for his works. His major group exhibitions include ‘Place for People’ in 1981, ‘Aspects of Modern Indian Art’, ‘Contemporary Indian Painting from the Herwitz Family Collection’ in 1995, 96; ‘Lakeeren’ in 2001; ‘Bhupen among Friends’ (2005) and ‘Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi’ in 2010.

Artwork for Sale

The Train to Munich
by Sudhir Patwardhan


48 X 48 inches