Accomplished drawing of a young mother holding her baby, painted and with pencil underneath, unsigned, but on the reverse is a printed label of the Kherwadi Social Welfare Association of Mumbai, India, giving the name of the artist as Savita Shershing Ashiwal, age 9 years. The work being so advanced, it is difficult to believe that it could have been created by a young child. Most certainly the style resembles that of some very well-known Indian artists, including Maqbool Fida Husain and Jamini Roy. The Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, according to a Wikipedia listing, is a non-profit organization which since 1928 has helped underprivileged youth in India to advance in life and become self-sustaining, productive members of society. The piece measures 16 1/2" by 13" inside the mat and 25" by 21" in dark imitation wood frame. An internet search did not reveal information on the young talented artist. Condition is excellent.
Contemporary Asian art Indian modern drawing of mother and child