Things You Didn’t Know About Amrita Sher-Gil

1. A postage stamp depicting her painting ‘Hill Women’ was released in 1978 by India Post.

2. The Amrita Shergil Marg is a road in Lutyens Delhi named after her.

3. Amrita was the youngest artist to be elected as an Associate of the Grand Salon in Paris.

4. Her work is deemed to be so important to Indian culture that when it is sold in India, the Indian government has stipulated that the art must stay in the country.

5. She got married to her first cousin, Victor Egan at the age of 25 but before that she was impregnated and left with venereal disease.