Budapest, Hungary- the site of Sher-Gil’s birth in 1913
Shimla (Simla), India– Sher-Gil’s family moved here in 1921; she returned here in 1934
Florence, Italy– Sher-Gil, along with her mother and sister, lived here briefly in 1924
Paris, France– Sher-Gil lived here from 1929 to 1934, where she attended the Ecoles de Beaux Arts
Ajanta, India– the site of the Ajanta cave frescoes, where Sher-Gil was inspired by early Indian art during her tour of India in 1937
Ellora, India– the site of cave temples that Sher-Gil visited on her tour of India, which Sher-Gil described as being filled with “magnificent sculpture and desolation” (Ananth 22)
Comorin, India– One of the South Indian villages that Sher-Gil visited on her 1937 tour. Sher-Gil painted “Fruit Vendors” here and gathered ideas for future paintings that were inspired by the people and culture of these villages, such as “Brahmacharis” and “Bride’s Toilet.”
Cochin, India– another site on Sher-Gil’s South Indian tour, where she was exposed to seventeenth century frescoes whose form, color, and expression of Indian culture inspired her.
Lahore, India- the location of an important show of Sher-Gil’s in 1937 which helped her gain critical acclaim and exposed her to Mughal miniature portraits that informed her later work. Sher-Gil moved here with Egan in 1941 in the hopes that its culture would stimulate her work.