K.G. Subramanyan's Story Paintings
Sara Vetteth
K.G. Subramanyan
age group: 
7+ yrs
Number of pages: 
K.G. Subramanyan Indian artists contemporary art

At last, a biography of one of India’s greatest artists, K. G. Subramanyam, for children, tracing his art right from his early days as a child to his most recent works of art.
Very few Indian books for children are available on the the great artists of the land. Artists, who have shaped the landscape and blazed a trail for others to follow.

In this book, a child will learn about and be inspired by Subramanyam’s life’s journey, his innovations and challenges and also the art that was born from those challenges, such as the one described in the book about his sojourn in a small cramped-up room in New York.

A magnificent 4-page centre spread in the book of his terracotta mural King of the Dark Chamber; made from 13,000 pieces of sculpted terracotta, some as small as a coin, some as larger as a plate, depicts the magnitude and complexity of the task!

A must have for every school!

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee