George Keyt Print Cards

 

 

George Keyt is one of the well known modern artist of Sri Lanka. Born in an Indo-Dutch family he distanced himself from western influences and was drawn towards the Buddhist traditions of the island. He was also influenced by Indian modernists after he came into contact with Rabindranath Tagore. Keyt spent time in India as well. His paintings of women in our print-cards collection have a distinct influence of Picasso's cubist forms. Although Keyt is well known as an artist he was also an important poet.