SHIAVAX CHAVDAUntitled (Set of Three Dancers)
- Shiavax Chavda
- Untitled (Set of Three Dancers)
- Signed and dated 'S. Chavda / 1957' lower right; Signed and dated 'S. Chavda / 1956' lower left; Signed and dated 'S. Chavda / 1957' lower left
- Gouache and pastel on paper laid on card; Gouache and pastel on paper laid on card; Watercolor on paper laid on card;
Sotheby's London, 17 June 1998, lots 119 and 120
Like many artists that moved abroad and soaked in the Western Avant-Garde, Chavda's artistic production also evolved from realism towards imbuing his paintings with the charm and personality of his subjects. He deftly captured musculature and movement in sparse strokes, as one can see in the current lot. These works are from a series of nine brush drawings by Chavda, of his wife, who was an exponent of Bharat Natyam.
In 1945, Chavda held his first solo exhibition in Mumbai and then later went on to exhibit London, Paris, Switzerland and even in Indonesia and Singapore. His works were featured in the UNESCO International exhibition in 1946 and the Salon de Mai in 1951.