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Bombay artist G.K Matre (1879-1949) and his Mysore Contacts.

Title:Bombay artist G.K Matre (1879-1949) and his Mysore Contacts.
Author:B . Leela
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 16 / 2001
Abstract:Mysore was famous for art. The Mysore artists were trained in the art schools started in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay. The author has given the life sketches of an artist G.K Matre and his contacts with Mysore. Matre was a highly talented artist known for making bronze images. His `Vinavadini Saraswathi’ won Paris award and his plaster of paris idol ‘Mandirakade’ won tremendous appreciation. Krishnaraja Wodeyar greatly impressed gave orders to make bronze image of Dewan Sheshadri Iyer , and statue of Chamarajendra Wodeyar in Italian marble. In addition the Maharaja lent Rs 30000 to construct art studio of Matre.

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