Magan Som Parmar

Parmar joined the faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda at the age of 21 as a studio attendant in 1957. He hailed from Rania, a village in Baroda district and had studied only till the class 7. He had no formal training in art, but while working in the graphic workshop of the faculty cleaning stones, assisting artists with the processing, he felt an irrepressible desire to draw and make prints. His first efforts impressed everyone and he was encouraged from every ride. For twelve years Magan made numerous prints in various techniques. His prints had always a disarming quality of both image and technique and were simple, subtle and direct. He died at the age of 39, leaving behind a body of distinctive work.

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