Let's #stARTtheweek with the man with many names and even more years to his name.

The great master, the enduring mascot, the OG influencer or simply Baba to many - Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal (1901-2003) was a painter, sculptor, teacher and one of the founder-members of Delhi Silpi Chakra.

By the time he arrived in Delhi post-partition, at age 46, he was already well known and had had a profound influence on perhaps the most influential artist of the time - Amrita Sher Gil. According to art world lore, the Sher Gil family presented Sanyal with Amrita's brushes and palette as a mark of gratitude after she passed away.

Subsequently, both Ram Kumar and Satish Gujral, got their start working out of his Delhi studio.

His influence as a teacher and scene maker in Delhi is harder to gauge but it's tremendous considering the number of painted portraits and busts one finds of his. His students included Krishen Khanna, Dhanraj Bhagat, PN Mago and Harkrishen Lall. Here we have an autographed image of the sculptor Amar Nath Sehgal, working on a bust of Sanyal in 1997. Even in his 95th year, Sanyal cut a striking figure.

1. Ascending Old Man or Old Man & Sky, B. C. Sanyal. 1975.
Source: @zikredilli & The Art Critic (Richard Bartholomew) @richardbartholomew.art

2. B. C. Sanyal’s studio in Lahore.
Source: Amba Sanyal/ INTACH Chennai Chapter, YouTube @intach_chennai_chapter

3. Self-portrait by B. C. Sanyal.
Courtesy: The Heritage Lab @theheritagelab

4. B. C. Sanyal
Courtesy: the-south-asian.com

5. Amar Nath Sehgal working on a bust of B. C. Sanyal.
Courtesy: Amarnath Sehgal Private Collection @sehgal_private_collection_

6. Amar Nath Sehgal's bust of B. C. Sanyal, currently on view at Outliers, Rebels, Disruptors: Delhi Silpi Chakra exhibition.
Courtesy: Amarnath Sehgal Private Collection/ Dhoomimal Gallery @dhoomimalgallery

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PRINSEPS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION
17TH NOVEMBER 2019

Lot #7

Dhanraj Bhagat
LING RAJA
Wood
1970
23.5 x 11 x 5.5 in.
Est - ₹10,00,000 ₹12,00,000

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The engaging exhibition Modernism’s - Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection in New York @nyugrey @nyuniversity #modernart #contemporaryart #iranianart #turkishart #indianart #painting #sculpture #worksonpaper #greyartgallery #nyu #nyc

Throwback...memories, very special evening with Indian contemporary artist # #SatishGujral at #NAGMA (national gallery of modern art, New Delhi) on the 100 birth anniversary of Indian renowned artist # #DhanrajBhagat # #wingedstrokes

'Gandhi'
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Durga.

1966 iron sculpture by Dhanraj Bhagat 1917-1988 #amazing #art #artist #bhagat #bombay #colaba #dhanrajbhagat #durga #exhibition #igersindia #indikaviajes #indulgence #instaindia #india #indiancontemporaryart #indiansculpture #ironsculpture #maharashtra #mumbai #nationalgalleryofmodernartmumbai #picoftheday #shadows #sculpture #sculptor #vsc #vsco @indikaviajes

Dhanraj Bhagat at Ngma, Bangalore

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Dear Woman,
Be Different! Be You!
Sculpture creator : Dhanraj Bhagat
Day 8 Prompt :

Different
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Dhanraj Bhagat's studio recreated at NGMA.

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#2018 #dhanrajbhagat !!!

Dhanraj Bhagat

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Bhagat sculpture studio at National Gallery of modern Art #delhi ..


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মহাকালের গর্ভে মানুষ।
#Mahakaal by Dhanraj Bhagat


Mahakal is the one who dissolves everything into nothingness.

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only with distance you can see how same we all are ..


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Some #paintings by #dhanrajbhagat #NGMA

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