Portraits of two Indian artists

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and photographing two of Delhi’s most famous artists, Jatin Das and Anjolie Ela Menon, on an assignment for The Wall Street Journal.


Artist Jatin Das holding one of his fans at his studio in New Delhi. His collection of fans (Pankah)  from all over the world counts more than 6,500 samples and has been exhibited worldwide.

Jatin Das, born in 1941 in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa,  is acclaimed for his dynamic human figures. He also has a unique collection of over 5000 hand fans. See the article by Margot Cohen in the WSJ HERE


Artist Anjolie Ela Menon and one of her works at her home in New Delhi

Anjolie Ela Menon, (born 1940) is one of India’s leading contemporary female artists. Her paintings are in several major collections. Most recently (2006), a major work “Yatra” was acquired by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California. Her preferred medium is oil on masonite, though she has also worked in other media, including glass (pictures of glass sculptures) and water colour. She is a well known muralist. She was awarded the Padma Shree in 2000. She lives and works in New Delhi. See the article by Margot Cohen in the WSJ HERE