BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: The art & life of Amrita Sher-Gil

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Picture Book, out September 21, 2021
Written by Meera Sriram
Illustrated by Ruchi Bakshi Sharma
Publisher:
Penny Candy Books
ISBN-10: 1734225947 ISBN-13: 978-1734225945

Amrita Sher-Gil was always making art—as a little girl in Budapest, as a young woman in Northern India, as an art student in Paris, she filled up notebooks with sketches and drawings—but what kind of artist would she grow up to be? Between Two Worlds: The Art and Life of Amrita Sher-Gil follows Amrita, the daughter of a Hungarian opera singer and an Indian scholar, on her travels from Hungary to India to France and back to India as she discovered her own artistic vision: one that embraced European and Indian culture. Amrita was rebellious, brave, curious, and bold in her short life and in her paintings, and she became an important figure in the 20th century modern art movement.


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Praise for BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

“A book like this reminds us that there really is nothing that cannot be learned about through children’s books….A powerful biography that will inspire readers who can relate to being biracial and bicultural, artistic, motivated, determined, and curious.”Booklist, October 2021

“This lyrical picture-book biography not only celebrates Sher-Gil’s rebellious brilliance, it also frankly examines the challenges and opportunities presented by having a mixed heritage. While much of Sher-Gil’s life and work involved highly adult themes, this book addresses these issues in a child-friendly manner without hiding the truth.” – Kirkus Reviews (Full review)

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