Laxmi Prasad Sihare

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Laxmi Prasad Sihare
Born(1929-11-07)7 November 1929
India
Died1993
India
OccupationCivil service officer, curator, art writer
Known forart writings, museum administration
Awards1987 Padma Bhushan

Laxmi Prasad Sihare 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

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  1. "Priceless works sent to festivals abroad return damaged". India Today. 31 March 1989. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. "Makeover for museum". The Telegraph - Calcutta. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Nizam's jewels". Frontline. 3 August 2001. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. "Nizam's jewels - timeless treasures of India". www.rarebooksocietyofindia.org. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. Bedi, Rahul (12 April 2008). "India finally settles £1million Nizam dispute". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  6. "The Victoria". Famous, Historic and Notable Diamonds.
  7. "Home loses Nizam jewels". The Telegraph - Calcutta. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. "Author profile on WorldCat". www.worldcat.org. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  9. Sihare, Laxmi (1967). Oriental influences on Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian: 1909-1917. S.l. OCLC 315608742.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  13. "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.

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