Prayag Jha

Prayag Jha

Prayag Jha (Prayag Jha Chillar) is a contemporary Indian artist, specializing in etchings. Educated at the College of Fine Art in New Delhi (Diploma in 1971) and at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the MS University of Baroda, Jha started working professionally in the early 1970s. Her etchings are in collections all over India, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. Her work has been broadly shown, including over 20 solo exhibitions. She has won many awards, including the International Gold Medal in the 7th Triennale India.

Jha's best-known work is inspired by natural forms such as webs and grass and leaves. Her earlier works were primarily monochrome, but later she added strong color.

She is married to the sculptor J.K. Chillar. Jha lives and works in Navi Mumbai.

External links

* [http://www.prayagandchhillar.com/gallery.html Website of Prayag Jha and her husband, sculptor J.K. Chillar]
* [http://www.lalitkala.gov.in/golden_jubilee/arties/P3.asp Lalit Kala Akademi website with picture by Prayag Jha]


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