Arpita Singh (b 1937)
Arpita Singh was born in erstwhile Bengal in 1937 & studied art at the School of Art,New Delhi Polytechnic & graduated in 1959. Her art revolves round the woman protagonist & her life attentive to reverie & reality. Oscillating between abstract mark-making & figural representation,colourful opulence & pensive black & whites,painting to her is self-expression. Amongst her many awards she received the Parishad Samman from the Sahitya Kala Parishad,New Delhi & the Kalidas Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Her work can be found at the National Gallery of Modern Art & Lalit Kala Akademi,New Delhi;The Times of India Group,New Delhi; Punjab University Museum,Chandigarh;Museum of Malaysia,Malaysia;Victoria & Albert Museum,London amongst others.