This was fuelled initially by the wealthy community of Parsis who were known not just for the acquisitions of art, but their appreciation of the arts and promotional activities,” an art market source told ET. “The Parsis were also strongly influenced by the British and Europeans.”
According. to the source, the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, for instance, were both donations from the Cowasjee Jehangir family. The Albert Hall Museum was also put up by the British. The area around Kala Ghora also evolved into a major hub of art activity. All these developments injected vibrancy in the Mumbai art scene quite early on.
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