Avinash Chandra collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection mainly consists of photocopies of biographical and critical articles on the artist Avinash Chandra. Additionally, there are several original exhibition postcards and advertisements. Also included is a video recording of and a CD containing images of the artist’s work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Avinash Chandra was born in 1931 in Simla, India. After studying painting and teaching in New Dehli he moved to London in 1956. He went on to exhibit across Europe including several UK cities. Initially a landscape painter, specialising in depicting Indian towns, his preoccupations developed into an interest in female nudes and later in murals. His work is held in several national collections including the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris. He died in 1991.


3 folders with numbered content. Some loose material.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email: special.collections@brunel.ac.uk, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited as part of the SADAA (formerly SALIDAA) archive.

Other Finding Aids

A finding aid is available for the manuscript material on the collection's webpage.

Alternative Form Available

Digitised copies of some of his material are available on VADS (Visual Arts Data Service).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Photocopies are of varied quality, several are of very low quality and incomplete. Exhibition material is in good condition. This collection also contains a CD Rom and video which require suitable equipment to view.

Archivist's Note

Described by Joanne McPhie with amendments by Katie Flanagan

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However, you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.


The collection is complete.