Laxmi Prasad Sihare

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Laxmi Prasad Sihare
Born (1929-11-07)7 November 1929
India
Died 1993
India
Occupation Civil service officer, curator, art writer
Known for art writings, museum administration
Awards 1987 Padma Bhushan

Laxmi Prasad Sihare (1929 – 1993) was an Indian civil service officer, curator, art writer and the director-general of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).[1] It was during his directorship, an art exhibition on Auguste Rodin was organized by the museum.[2]

Sihare joined NGMA as the director-general in 1984.[3] One of his main contributions was his timely intervention in stopping the 1995 public auction of the Jewels of the Nizams,[4] which included the Jacob Diamond, an uncut diamond ranked fifth in the world in size.[5][6] He obtained a court order in 1979 and stopped the auction of the jewels to buyers which included bidders from abroad.[7] He published a number of books and monographs,[8] including Oriental influences on Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian : 1909-1917,[9] Paul Klee : sixty oil paintings, water colours, pastels and drawings (1909-1939),[10] Restoration of oil painting : techniques[11] and Computer art.[12] The Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 1987.[13]

Sihare retired from government service in 1991 and died in 1993.[3]

National Gallery of Modern Art

See also

References

  1. "Priceless works sent to festivals abroad return damaged". India Today. 31 March 1989. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Makeover for museum". The Telegraph - Calcutta. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Nizam's jewels". Frontline. 3 August 2001. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Nizam's jewels - timeless treasures of India". www.rarebooksocietyofindia.org. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Bedi, Rahul (12 April 2008). "India finally settles £1million Nizam dispute". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 3 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "The Victoria". Famous, Historic and Notable Diamonds.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Home loses Nizam jewels". The Telegraph - Calcutta. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Author profile on WorldCat". www.worldcat.org. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Sihare, Laxmi (1967). Oriental influences on Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian: 1909-1917. S.l. OCLC 315608742.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi, India) (1978). Paul Klee: sixty oil paintings, water colours, pastels and drawings (1909-1939) from the collection of Sunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf : January 23, 1979 to February 25, 1979. New Delhi: The Gallery. OCLC 18330743.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Sihare, Laxmi P; National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi, India); National Museum of India. Restoration of oil painting: techniques. New Delhi: National Museum in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art. OCLC 79680595.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Sihare, Laxmi P; Bhavan, Max Mueller; National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi, India); IBM India (1972). Computer art. New Delhi: National Gallery of Modern Art. OCLC 82014913.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Ramamrutham), Bala Krishnan, Usha R. (Usha (2001). Jewels of the Nizams. New Delhi: Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India in association with India Book House, Mumbai. ISBN 8185832153. OCLC 50069660.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Selected Exhibition History" (PDF). Guggenheim. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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