Jagdamba Devi

                                                                                                                                   the  renowned Madhubani painting artist was born on 25 February 1901 in Bhajparaul, Madhubani, and lived all her life in Jitwarpur.

In 1962, Bhaskar Kulkarni, the art connoisseur and investigator of the All India Handicrafts Board, reached Madhubani during this visit he met Jagdamba Devi

About Her

She was born on 25 February 1901 in Bhajparaul, Madhubani, and lived all her life in Jitwarpur. She did not have children. Jagdamba Devi did not get school education, but her approach to pictures was clear and the technique of drawing pictures was very effective. He has used natural colors in his paintings, with the predominance of red. It is said that she used to prepare red color by mixing gum and goat milk.
In 1962, Bhaskar Kulkarni, the art connoisseur and investigator of the All India Handicrafts Board, reached Madhubani during this visit he met Jagdamba Devi, the renowned Madhubani painting artist. The reports of her artistic work reached to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s cultural adviser and friend Pupul Jayakar who highly appreciated and her name was recommended for Padma award. She was given the Padma Shri award in 1975 for her contributions towards the art form. She passed away in 1984.

Paintings made by Jagdamba Devi are compiled in many countries. Some of his paintings are also displayed in the Sabarmati Ashram, which have a unique identity. she made most of the paintings on religious stories and epics, which have a different form. They have an amazing combination of dark and light colors.

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