In the recently published editorial, titled An Artist With a View, writer Yashodhara Dalmia outlines the illustrious work of artist Ram Kumar. An accidental artist, Ram Kumar started his early days as a Banker and later as a Journalist with a Delhi newspaper. However, it was when he joined Sarada Ukil's evening art classes and later on moved to Paris to study art under Andre Lhote and Fernand Leger, that he was introduced to the world of art.
The artist chose to return to India in 1952, to root his art in his own country. His art spoke of the fusion of public and private spaces which characterizes his language also make it distinctive, and provide his audience, rare glimpses into the lives of ordinary people which he once suggested so vividly in his lonely city dwellers. Ram Kumar was also a writer and was described as one of India's foremost abstract painters. He was also associated with the Progressive Artist's Group along with magnets such as SH Raza, Tyeb Mehta, and MF Hussain. With his passing away at the age of 94 (14 April 2018), the world has lost one of the last members of the epic generation – masterly men with artistic beliefs – who believed in the endless generation of life against death. For the entire Editorial, CLICK HERE