Google has today honored Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil with a doodle on her 103rd birth anniversary. The search giant has dedicated a simple doodle to Sher-Gil, depicting one of her famous paintings — Three Girls. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Sher-Gil is often considered as one of the most important Indian painters of the 20th century. She was born on January 30, 1913 to a Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother in Budapest. She studied at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and has more than 174 pieces of work to her name, and is also dubbed as India’s ‘Frida Kahlo’. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
Like her Mexican counterpart, Sher-Gil too is said to have shared a rebellious and adventurous life and that reflected in her paintings. “Her paintings speak volumes of her passionate lifestyle and relentless desire to express herself through her canvasses,” Google writes about her paintings. After studying art in Paris, she returned to India where she spent the rest of her life. It is here she painted the famous Three Girls.
In 1937, she won a gold medal at the annual exhibition at the Bombay Art Society, but shortly after — on December 5, 1941 — she passed away in Lahore at the age of 28.