Today’s Google Doodle honors Amrita Sher-Gil
on her 103rd Birthday. Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian painter
born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother, sometimes known as India’s
Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century in India.
Amrita Sher-Gil was born on 30 January 1913 in culturally rich Budapest, Hungary.
Amrita first came to India with her parents at the age of 8.
They stayed in shimla in the family’s permanent home. Here her art teachers noticed her talent
and urged she should be taken to abroad for training.
At sixteen, Amrita Sher-Gil sailed to Europe with her mother to train as a painter at Paris.
Amrita changed the entire style of modern art in India. She served as a bridge between
India and Europe. Amrita died at the young age of 28. Much of Amrita Sher-Gil’s work is in the public
domain—you can see it online at India’s National Gallery of Modern Art(NGMA)