1950's Graphic Studies from a Gujarati Designer

I was visiting my family in Anand, Gujarat (India) in 2018 and got to meet our neighbor, Bharatbhai Patel, who is a painter and a professor of Arts at a local college. These graphic design studies are from his archives and he was eager to give us a tour of his studio and allowed us to document them. No one knows who U.M. Patel, the student who made these drawings and there is nothing on the internet that I could find. That makes it even more interesting - how many unknown artists, and their uncountable works have been lost in the ether of time, never to be seen by another human, ever?

The following qualities are particularly striking:


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