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Dr. R. Siva Kumar
Professor of History of Art, Visva Bharati University

Jinah Kim
Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture

Dr. R. Siva Kumar will give an illustrated talk on Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to the evolution of modern Indian art and his emergence as a painter. While Rabindranath began to paint in 1928 when he was 67 years of age, his interest in art goes back to the last decades of the 19th century and he established the art school at Santiniketan in 1919. Through his encounters with world art, Rabindranath who had initially believed that it was beyond him to become an artist, discovered himself as an artist.


Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.