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Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

The Art & Life of Amrita Sher-Gil

Amazing Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION

40 Pages, 6.5 x 8.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781734225945

Rights: WOR

Penny Candy Books (Sep 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021
 

Overview

Follow 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 discovers her own artistic vision: one that embraces European and Indian culture

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.

Author Biography

Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing, leading early literacy initiatives, and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of the picture books The Yellow Suitcase and A Gift For Amma, and has also co-authored several books in India. Meera believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children's literature. For more information, visit www.meerasriram.com.