Familiar Faces

Siddhesh sometimes spotted or modeled his art with familiar faces, some of them famous and some not. He would ink the stone from memory and one feature would be so distinct that it would give it a striking resemblance to the persona that would awe the onlookers!

Siddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Birju Maharaj (1976-05-17/1976-12-26) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Birju Maharaj

Pandit Brij Mohan Mishra is an exponent of Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj. 

In this portrait, one can see his bhava (expression) in his eyes.

Mahadevi Verma (1982-03-16/1982-03-20) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Mahadevi Verma

Mahadevi Verma was a Hindi poet and educationist. She is widely regarded as the 'modern Meera'. She was a major poet of Chhayavaad, a literary movement of romanticism in modern Hindi poetry.

Birbal (1971-01-09/1971-01-14) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Birbal

Raja Birbal was a Hindu advisor and main commander of the Army in the court of the Mughal emperor, Akbar. He was famous for his folk tales within the Indian subcontinent.

Indira Gandhi (1969-09-24/1969-09-28) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Indira Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first female Prime Minister of India. 

Acharya Kriplani (1978-04-25/1978-04-28) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Acharya Kripalani

Sri Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani was popularly known as Acharya Kripalani. He was the President of Indian National Congress during the transfer of power in 1947.

Thomas Jefferson (1970-12-14/1970-12-20) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was an American Statesman, diplomat, philosopher and founding Father who served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence at the age of 33.

President John F Kennedy (1967-09-12/1967-09-25) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

John F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States of America. 

Siddhesh dedicate one of his clay models to JFK, a distinct square face with kind eyes.

Richard Nixon (1976-02-24/1976-02-29) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Nixon

Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America. He focused on detente with the People's Republic of China and the soviet Union, easing Cold War tensions with both countries.

Adam Smith (1979-06-24/1979-06-29) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as 'The Father of Capitalism'.

Muhammed Ali Jinnah (1965-05/1995-12) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan.

Golda Meir (1970-06-16/1970-06-22) by SiddheshSiddhesh Memorial Foundation for Art

Golda Meir

Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, Stateswoman, politician and fourth Prime Minister of Israel. She has been described as the 'Iron Lady' of Israel. She was often portrayed as the strong willed, straight-forward, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.

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