George Keyt


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(1901 –93), son of a Sri Lankan Indo-European family, was educated at Trinity College, Kandy. Far better known as a painter than as a poet, he is regarded as one of the most brilliant figures in contemporary Asian art. He lived for long periods in India and Nepal, and his painting and poetry were influenced by his deep interest in Indian music and philosophy, and Indian and Kandyan dancing.


From The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English in Oxford Reference.

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