Celebrating the art and lives of Kiron Sinha (1916-2009)
and Gertrude Sinha Hirsch (1911-2011)

The Artists

The BulbulArt story has it all – love, life, loss, intrigue, drama, and beauty. It starts with a handsome young man and a beautiful young woman who meet in India under extraordinary circumstances. Learn more about them here.

The Third Eye

About Us

This website is compiled by Gertrude and Kiron’s Australian family: Dr Verna Blewett and Dr Lily Hirsch. We have been researching their lives and work for many years. If you are interested in their work, please enjoy browsing our website. If you would like more information, of if you have information for us, we can be contacted here.


We are building a catalogue of artworks made by Kiron Sinha and Gertrude Sinha Hirsch. It is regularly updated as we find more works or discover new data about particular works. Currently over 1,000 works are in the catalogue.

Sadly, some works were stolen from the Bulbul Art Gallery in Santiniketan (West Bengal, India) but others were bought many years ago and we do not know how to contact the purchasers or their descendants. We believe it is important to know about them, their history, and to make a record of them in our catalogue so it can be as complete as possible. If you know of any works by Kiron or Gertrude, please contact us.

Get in Touch

Do you own works by these artists? Would you like to tell us about them? Do you have information about their lives and work that you would like to share? Would you like more information about the artists and their work? Please contact us here.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Peoples

Always was. Always will be.

Many tribal and ethnic people are portrayed in the art of Kiron Sinha and Gertrude Sinha Hirsch. In particular we pay our respects to the Santal People and the Bauls of West Bengal, the Khasi People of Assam, the Toda People of Tamil Nadu, and people from the Kulu Valley.

BulbulArt acknowledges the traditional owners and inhabitants of the lands on which we live, learn, and work. We acknowledge the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand and pay our respects to the mana whenua of Te Tau Iho o Te Waka-a-Māui – Top of the South.

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