Jamini Roy, Indian, 1887 to 1972, tempera painting on cloth depicting a Folk art genre scene with three woman. Signed lower right. Circa: 1950s. Completed with an original certificate of authenticity, signed by Debabrata Roy, eldest grandson of Jamini Roy, and dated, April 16, 2015. Jamini Roy was born in 1887 into a middle class family of land owners at a small village called Chhandar in the District of Bankura in Bengal. He was most influenced by the Kalighat Pat, with its bold sweeping brush strokes. He moved away from his earlier impressionist landscapes and portraits and between 1921 and 1924 began his first period of experimentation with the Santhal dance as his starting point. His new style was both a reaction against the Bengal School and the Western tradition. His underlying quest was threefold to capture the essence of simplicity embodied in the life of the folk people; to make art accessible to a wider section of people; and to give Indian art its own identity. He was awarded the Padma Bhusan in 1955. His work has been exhibited extensively in international exhibitions and can be found in many private and public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. One of a kind artwork.