West Bengal, India
|Died||1960 (aged 54)
Sailoz Mookherjea (1906–1960) was an Indian painter. He is one of the early modernists who showed a flair for simplification of forms, vigorous lines and dynamic movement. He is on the 1979 list of Nine Masters of Archaeological Survey of India. His work was deeply inspired by people and the environment. India Post released a stamp, The Mosque, with his painting on it.
Sailoz Mookherjea's simplification of form and vibrancy were derived from his years in Europe and inspiration from works of Matisse, but his main influences were folk art and Basohli miniatures. He focused on themes such as oneness with nature and rural serenity. His line were bold and color technique powerful.
There should have been a monument dedicated to Sailoz in the middle of Connaught place instead of an ugly fountain
There is not a single work of Amrita Sher-Gil which can stand before his painting Washing Day
The reason he has not gotten the recognition – is that he lacks in pretentiousness
- "For After Amrita There Was Sailoz Mukherjee".