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Sadanand Bakre

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Sadanand Bakre
Born(1920-11-10)10 November 1920
Died18 December 2007(2007-12-18) (aged 87)
Known forPainting
MovementProgressive Artists' Group

Sadanand Bakre (S. K. Bakre) (10 November 1920 – 18 December 2007) was an Indian painter and sculptor.

Bakre was born in Baroda, and was one of the founders of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group,[1][2] the pioneers of modern art in India.[3] In 1951, he went to Britain, where he soon gave up sculpture and concentrated on painting. He had a one-man exhibition at the Commonwealth Institute (1951), another at Gallery One (1959), and four at the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery (1969–1975).[4]

Bakre returned to India in 1975. In his later years he became a recluse, but he received a lifetime achievement award from the Bombay Art Society in 2004.[5] He died from a heart attack[1] in Murud-Harnai in the Ratnagiri district in 2007.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Sadanand Bakre, pioneer of modern art in India, dead - Indian Express". www.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Power of imagery - The Times of India". Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Artist Collectives". NGMA, India. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Sadanand Bakre", superhumanism.eu. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  5. ^ "What use awards? I just need someone to talk to". The Times of India. 21 February 2004.