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NATVAR BHAVSAR Painting, Abstract Expressionist Color Field Pastel, Signed, 1979

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12.00 LBS

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Beautiful abstract expressionist pastel painting by Natvar Bhavsar, b. 1934

This work is framed with fine provenance, bearing the prestigious Obelisk Gallery (Massachusetts) label to reverse. "Bhavsar's paintings are in more than 800 public and private collections, including those of the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia".

Dimensions: 7"h, 6.75"w; 20.25"h, 16.25"w frame 


Natvar Bhavsar is an Indian artist, based in Soho, New York City, internationally renowned as an abstract expressionist and color field artist. Bhavsar's paintings appear in more than 800 private and public collections, including the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, the Library of Congress, NYU's Grey Art Gallery, and the Australian National Gallery. In addition, his works have been purchased and displayed by corporations such as the American Express Company, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, and NBC. Bhavsar and his works have been the subject of books, including: Natvar Bhavsar: The Sound of Color, (Robert C. Morgan, 2002) and Natvar Bhavsar: Painting and the Reality of Color, (Irving Sandler, 1999).

Born in Gujarat, India in 1934, Bhavsar received his early artistic training at the CN School of art in Ahmedabad. He left India in 1962 to further his education at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Fine Arts. In 1965, he was recognized with a John D Rockefeller Grant, which launched him into the New York art world and helped begin his tenure as an active member of the New York school of colorists.

According to his biography published by Chelsea's Sundaram Tagore Gallery, "Bhavsar's images have a distinctively Indian sensibility in their lyrical and abstract attempts to reveal both the microcosmic and macrocosmic universe. As in the Indian festivals that inspire his work, Bhavsar's colors convey energy and the vivid, passionate pulse of life. Bhavsar's compositions are often monumental in size - some are more than thirty feet in length. Each one reveals indeterminable dimensions akin to cloud formations and spatial configurations of hues that emanate a spiritual aura. Of Bhavsar's work, art critic Christopher Andrae wrote, "It is expressionism which arises in a strange paradox somewhere extremely felt sensuousness and extremely felt contemplation. A visual equivalent, perhaps, of eloquent silence."

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