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Midday II is from the series of paintings done in The ear 1997 by Anjolie Ela Menon based on Midday newspaper after seeing a poor woman hawking the midday newspaper at the traffic signal. the features the fine limited edition original signed print by the artist! They come with a certificate!
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Born in 1940 in West Bengal of mixed Bengali and American parentage, Anjolie Ela Menon was a student of Lawrence School, Lovedale, and by the time she left school at the age of fifteen she had already sold several paintings. After this, she pursued her studies at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, and then went on to obtain a degree in English literature from Delhi University. During this phase, she was influenced by the works of artists like Modigliani and Indian painters like Amrita Shergil and M.F. Husain. At the age of eighteen , Menon showcased her works in much-acclaimed solo exhibitions in Delhi and Mumbai.
The French government offered her a scholarship to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she studied fresco. Menon utilized this time to travel extensively in Europe and West Asia studying Romanesque and Byzantine art before returning home. Her works are a part of the significant museum, private and corporate collections across the globe. Though Menon normally prefers to work with oil on masonite, she has also experimented with other media such as glass, acrylic, computers, ceramics and painted junk.
The trajectory of Menon’s career soared steadily upwards in the years to come. Her first solo exhibition was held at 71 Lodhi Estate in 1958 for which the invitation was designed by M.F. Husain. From forty-five solo shows, the more important ones are Bhulabhai Desai Institute, Mumbai, 1959; Blackheath Gallery, UK, 1965; Doma Khudozhnikov, USSR, 1967; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1971; Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1972; Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, 1974 & 76; Gallerie Radicke, Bonn