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In early 2005, Bangalore Notes was introduced to the extraordinary art of the late Rumale Chennabasaviah - painter, resident & prominent citizen of the city - via a short profile by TP Issar in 'Topic' Magazine.

 

Remarkable in its vivid colours & similarity to the work of the great 20th Century French impressionists - we did some further web searching to find that a collection of his art may be viewed at the Rumale Art House - maintained by his foster grandson Shri Sanjay M. Kabe in Rajajinagar. 

 

Rumale Art House is located at:

 

674, 3rd Block, Rajajinagar,
BANGALORE 560010
Phone: 23351293

 

We also found a profile of the painter on a French art website.

 

In late 2011, a centenary retrospective of Rumale's work, entitled Varna Mythiri was presented by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru and ran from Decmber 18, 2011 to February 19, 2012.

Read about it here (from Frontline magazine)