Sister Genevieve

Taken from "The Bible Through Asian Eyes", 1991
Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady

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Sister Genevieve of Bangalore has been described by Dr. Richard Taylor as "the only foreigner I take seriously as and Indian Christian artist." Born in France, she has given her life to India. A skilled artist, Sister Genevieve sees painting in an Indian style as a way of entry into Hindu homes.

Together with Sister Claire, she was commissioned by the Catholic church to paint a series of poster on the Bible for use in Christian education. This mammoth task meant that the two sisters had to paint a total of 140 artworks in the space of two years.

As will be seen from "Elijah on Mt. Horeb" The posters were works of art in their own right. Painted in watercolors and reproduced by the Bangalore pathetical centre, they have influenced masses of young Indian Christians and enabled them to see Christianity in their own idiom.


Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady. Elijah on Mt. Horeb. The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. pp.52-53. Print

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The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. p.53 Print
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