The young painter from Mumbai donates the proceeds of his award-winning work “Downtown Near the Van Gogh Exhibit” to charity in the United States
Mumbai-based young painter Shrey Purohit sold his award-winning work “Downtown Near the Van Gogh Exhibit” at an auction and donated the proceeds to a charity for the poor and homeless in San Francisco, in the USA. This auction included over 150 works of art for sale. But the biggest bid of $2,500 (around Rs 1.90,000) went to his works. This unique oil painting won this year’s prestigious Plainair Salon art competition.
Shrey Purohit is happy that his works are used for such a great work. His works are in the impressionist style. ‘Downtown Near the Van Gogh Exhibit’ is in the same style. In the near future, he plans to present the oil paintings he has done in India. His parents and grandparents were doctors. This year, he earned a fine arts degree from California College of the Arts. Also, due to the closure of many art galleries during covid 19 times, it was difficult for many artists to showcase their works. That’s why Shrey Purohit has opened a new art gallery in San Francisco for artists.
The art gallery has exhibited over 500 works by over 50 artists and has sold over $15,000 worth of paintings. He received a Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Mayor London Breed for his work. It also promotes South Asian artists through this art gallery. Also, this New Year, Shrey Purohit is set to begin work on two ten-by-thirty-foot murals for the office of a major social media company in the Bay Area.
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Posted: Monday January 31st 2022, 00:08 IST