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Gopal S. Adivrekar
1938 - 2008
HORSE RIDER
Signed and dated 'ADIVREKAR 72' lower right and further signed, titled and dated '"HORSE RIDER" / G.S. ADIVREKAR / 72' on reverse 
Mixed media on canvas 
29 ⅝ x 29 ⅝ in. (75.2 x 75.2 cm.)
Painted in 1972
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Acquired in Bombay circa 1970s

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Gopal Adivrekar was born in the region of Konkan, a district of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. He moved to Mumbai to pursue an artistic career and attended the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai in 1963. He held a number of national and international solo and group exhibitions and was elected Honorary Secretary, Chairman and Vice President of The Bombay Art Society from 1987 – 2002. Since his death in September 2008, his work has featured posthumously in 'Masters of Maharashtra', collection from Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi at Piramal Gallery and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai in 2010.

Adivrekar was known for first working in thin oils, but some of his works also progressed to added layers of a mix of marble dust and zinc powder, which he used to build up ridges of extended surfaces in relief, to create textural variations by controlled hatching. (K. Chaitanya, A History of Indian Painting: The Modern Period, Abhinav Publications, New Delhi, 1994, p. 247). His striking rendering of a horse-rider has a specific textural quality which evokes traditional temple reliefs, laden with intricate patterns and symbolism.

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