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1940 - 1947/48: F.N. Souza, S.H. Raza, M.F. Husain, and K.H. Ara begin the Progressive Artists’ Group (PAG), which would have an important influence on post-Independence Indian art. - 1948: First group exhibition by the PAG, and the only one in which all artists showcased their art together. - 1949/50: The original PAG disbands. M.F. Husain keeps it going, with Mohan Samant, V.S. Gaitonde, Ram Kumar, Krishen Khanna, and Bhanu Athaiya. - 1949: The founding of the Maharaj Sayajirao University of Baroda, where the Department of Fine Arts sees the flourishing of painters such as K.G. Subramanyam, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Rekha Rodwittiya, and Manjit Bawa. 1950s - 1950: Triveni Kala Sangam set up in New Delhi. - 1950: V.S. Gaitonde joins the PAG. His unique abstract and non-objective style makes him a much sought-after artist. - 1952: Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai opens. Named after Baronet Cowasji Jehangir who was a patron of the arts, it will become a significant space for Indian contemporary artists. - 1954: The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) established in New Delhi. - 1954: Lalit Kala Akademi, also known as the National Academy of Art, is set up as an autonomous body under the government. 1960s - Early 1960s: Emergence of the Madras Art Movement, which heralded a new vanguard of modern art in South India and artists such as K.C.S. Paniker, S. Dhanapal, and Anila Jacob. - 1961: Nasreen Mohamedi, considered one of the most significant artists to emerge post-Independence, has her first solo show at Gallery 59. - 1962: Group 1890, a collective of a dozen artists primarily from the Baroda school, formed. Its members include M. Redappa Naidu, Jeram Patel, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Himmat Shah, and S.G. Nikam.

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