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Letter from Priti Currimbhoy dated 19 January 1961. The letter requests the Baroda Group of Artists for a postponement of the inauguration of 'Baroda Group of Artists: Fifth Annual Exhibition of Paintings'.

To whom the letter was addressed is not ascertained.

Reverse side of the letter is a draft reply.


The exhibition 'Baroda Group of Artists: Fifth Annual Exhibition of Paintings' was held at Roopa Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay, from 25 to 31 January 1961. The exhibition intended to show works of both established and emerging artists at the time. Participating artists included Jyoti Bhatt, N.S. Bendre, Farokh Contractor, Bhupendra Desai, Kishori Kaul, Padmini Manerikar, Sumant Shah, Vinod Shah, G.R. Santosh, K.G. Subramanyan, G.M. Sheikh, Himmat Shah, Narendra Amin, Shailesh Dave, Triloke Kaul, Vinodray Patel, Jayant Parikh, Jeram Patel, Jyoti Shah, Vinay Trivedi, Balkrishna Patel, and Hasmukh Modi.

The Baroda Group of Artists was formed in the year 1956 by G.R. Santosh, Ratan Parimoo, K.G. Subramanyan, Prabha Dongre, Shanti Dave, K. Patel, Triloke Kaul, Vinay Trivedi, N.S. Bendre, Balkrishna Patel, Jyoti Bhatt, Prafull Dave, and Ramesh Pandya. The Group had exhibited in various cities like Bombay, Ahmedabad, and Srinagar between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. Members of the Group changed over the years.

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Letter from Priti Currimbhoy, 19 January 1961