DescriptionH.A. KARUNARATNE (Sri Lankan, b. 1929)
Untitled (Soul Searching), 2000
Mixed media on canvas
24 x 19 inches (61.0 x 48.3 cm)
Signed lower left: Karunaratne
H.A. Karunaratne's formal academic art education began at Government College of Fine Arts. During the years 1952-1958, Karunaratne trained under JDA Perera, David Painter, and other art teachers at Government College of Fine Arts. From 1959 to 1961 Karunaratne won a scholarship from the Japanese government, and in 1965 he won a Fulbright scholarship to study graphic art at Pratt Institute. In 1962 he joined the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Art and Sculpture department at the University of Kelaniya and retired in 1986. His works are displayed in many galleries and institutions. He is the recipient of numerous honours and recognitions in the field of art such as Bunka, Vishva, Prasadini, Kalasuri, Kalapathi and most recently an honoris causa from the University of the Visual and Performing Arts of Sri Lanka.
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.
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