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Arpana caur

Arpana Caur, a Contemporary Indian Artist was born in 1954. She is a distinguished Indian painter and has exhibited since 1974 across the globe. Her solo shows apart from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore and Chennai have been held in galleries in London, Glasgow, Berlin, Amsterdam, Singapore, Munich, New York and in Stockholm and Copenhagen National Museum. Her work can be seen in Museums of Modern Art in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Dusseldorf, Singapore, Bradford, Stockholm, Hiroshima, MOCA LA, Peabody Boston, Asian Art Museum San Francisco and Victoria and Albert Museum London. She has been extensively written about filmed, invited to various countries and awarded, including a gold medal in VI th International Triennele 1986 in Delhi. She was commissioned by Hiroshima Museum of Modern Art to execute a large work for its permanent collection for the 50th anniversary of the Holocaust in 1995, and by Bangalore city and the city of Hamburg to do large non-commercial murals in public spaces. Since 1981 she did three large non-commercial murals in Delhi. Today her paintings support several projects for the underprivileged, including free vocational training in the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature of which she along with her mother the renowned writer Ajeet Caur, is the Founder Member. She supports a leprosy home in Ghaziabad, and ration projects for poor and old widows.