We would like to introduce you to Mitche Kunzman, Auctionata expert in Indian Miniature Paintings & Drawings.
Expert and independent curator Mitche Kunzman has been a specialist in the field of Indian miniature paintings for over 30 years.
The first time Mr Kunzman saw an Indian Miniature in 1974, a light went on that has never gone out. Initially, he was attracted to their fine detail and brilliant colors, but after further examination, he was drawn to their complex compositions and absorbing subject matter. Although they depict a world quite distinct from his own in time and place, they possess a human quality that belies their otherworldly appearance. Depicting the romances, triumphs and foibles of kings and gods, these paintings became increasingly possible to comprehend and relate to on a human scale.
He was born in New York City and holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting and art history. He has worked with auction houses, museums and private collectors. He was head consultant for Phillips Son and Neale in New York for Indian Rajput and Islamic Paintings in the early 1980s. He was an original Sothebys.com Associate in 2001. He is the co-founder of Artifacts Collections of New York, established in 1982 and was the director of the critically acclaimed Darien Connecticut gallery Artifacts Lanier, which innovatively offered Old Master and contemporary artworks side by side.
Mr Kunzman is convinced that the Rajput and Mughal paintings of India remain, despite quite significant recent price appreciation, one of the truly great values of all the major cultural art forms. He believes strong price appreciation will almost certainly continue in the coming decade.
Mitche Kunzman lives and works in New York.