About Him :
Ever since my childhood I have experimented raw sensations and feelings. Progressing throughout I relieved them all, I wondered at my own deep sense of belonging to heritage of human culture. I always had been involved in media experimentation, and form evolution of sculpture. I love life live passionately. Throughout career i have been experimenting and analyzing the ancient Indian classical/folk sculptures and transformed them in to contemporary/modern aesthetic patterns. The subjects I chose from classical as well as contemporary forms like Mithuna, Devi {Mother Goddess} Nayak (Hero) Nayika (Heroine) Mother and child, Philosophy of Life, Krishna Cult, Lord Buddha, Ancient Glory, Gate, Pillar, Budding Joy, Invocation etc.

The prime significance of my sculptures/paintings lies in the fact that there has been hardly any research probing in to question of the origin of contemporary Indian art. I have developed sculptures, which essentially centers on ‘modernization” of classical Indian motifs. My experiments deliver into such style, in contemporary art and attempts to conceptualize in the wider scenario of contemporary of Indian art.
Education :
1966                     first Class ( Distinction) Diploma in Modeling & Sculpture, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

1967                    Passed Teachers' Training Art Application Course ( History of Art ), from Calcutta University
Honors & Laurels :
1967 - 69     Recipient of National Cultural Scholarship under Prof. Chintamoni Kar, Principal, Govt College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.
1973 -74      Recipient of British Council Scholarship under Prof. Jeffrey Smedly, Department of Fine Art, Portsmouth, Polytechnic, U .K.
       1993      Received U.G.C Grants under Indo - Hungarian Cultural Exchange Program in Budapest.
       1997      Fulbright fellowship ( USA )
       2001      Received ' KALAVIBHUSAN' from All India Fine Arts and Craft Society ( AIFACS ), New Delhi, India.
                      Kala bibushan from All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi.
      2014     Padmashri Awardee, 2014 @ Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
                      Full bright fellow, USA.

Solo Exhibitions :

  • 1968   Alliance Francaise, Calcutta
  • 1970   All India Fine Arts and Craft Society (A1FACS), New Delhi
  • 1977   Sridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 1981   Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 1983   Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
  • 1983   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 1986   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 1988   Sridharini Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
  • 1989   New Jersey, USA, in; Sponsored by Mont Clair State College, New Jersey
  • 1989   Consulate General of India, New York, USA. Travel grant by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi
  • 1990   Russian Cultural Center, New Delhi
  • 1990   Galerie 88 Calcutta
  • 1990   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 1992   Indian Culture Center, Cairo. Egypt sponsored by the Govt. of India (Ministry of External Affairs & I. C.C.R.)
  • 1993   Budapest, Hungary
  • 1994   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 1996   Galerie 88. Calcutta
  • 1996   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 1998   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 2000   Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
  • 2005   Thriven Kale Sangam, sponsored by Krishna’s Collection Gallery, Delhi
  • 2005   Retrospective show, sponsored by Birla Academy of Art and Culture Kolkata
  • 2010   Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
  • 2011   Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2011   25th solo show, Sponsored by ICCR, Kolkata
  • 2014   Spanson, solo Show by Art Pilgrim Gallery, New Delhi.
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Calcutta Sculptors Guild
  • All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi.
  • Habitat Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.
  • Galerie 88, Calcutta
  • Lalit Laka Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • Dhoomimal Gallery, New Delhi
  • Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. Teachers' Exhibition.
  • New Delhi & Mumbai Bangalore, Calcutta.
  • Art Today, New Delhi
  • CIMA ARt Gallery, Calcutta
  • La Mere Art Gallery, Calcutta
  • Gallery Freedom, New Delhi
  • Academy of fine art, Calcutta
  • College Of Art, New Delhi
  • Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi
  • Art Alive, New Delhi
  • Indian Artist Circle, New Delhi
  • Creative Wave, Delhi, Kolkata
  • Gallery RASA, Kolkata
  • AAKRITI Gallery, Kolkata

National / International Exhibitions

1974   Biennale Belgium
1978   Triennale India
1986   Second Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Japan
1987   Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka
1988   Contemporary Asian Show, Seoul
1988   India Festival in USSR, Moscow

            National Exhibition of Art, Sanity Kala
            Parishad, Delhi. Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy held in European Counties,Middle East Dubai Mumbai andSalerjung Museum, Hyderabad

Awards :
  • 1965 Prof. S. N. Ghosal Award, Govt. College of Art & Craft Calcutta
  • 1966 Education Secretary Award, Govt. Of West Bengal
  • 1968 Awarded All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi
  • 1971 Awarded Sir Ushanath Sen Memorial Medal, A1FACS, N. Delhi
  • 1972 Awarded Sir Ushanath Sen Memorial Medal A1FACS, N. Delhi
  • 1972 Best Award from Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh
  • 1972 National Award (Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi)
  • 1975 Awarded D. P. Roychowdhury Memorial Medal A1FACS, N. Delhi
  • 1976 A1FACS Award, New Delhi
  • 1979 Best Award from Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi
  • 1980 Birla Academy Of Art and Culture Award, Calcutta
  • 1984 Sahitya Kala Parishad Award Delhi
Campus / Seminars / Lectures

1975              Participated All India Artist Camp Srinagar, Kashmir
1982              Participated Lalit Kala Academy Sculptors' Camp, Amritsar
1986              Participated Artists' Camp Badkhal Lake, organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi
1989              Participated in Artists' Camp, organized by AIFACS, New Delhi
2001              Participated in Artists' Camp, Organized by The Lalit Kala Academy, Regional Center, Calcutta
2004              All India Sculptor / Potters camp, JD Center of Art, Bhubaneswar, Orrisa
2004              Kala Kumbh Amritsar Academy of Art, Amritsar
2005              All India Fine Arts & Crafts society, New DeIhi
2005              Kalabrat International Artist Camp, Ujjain, MP
2006              All India Fine Arts & Craft Society, New Delhi
2006              Kalagram, Chandigarh, North Zone Cultural Centre
2006              Sculptors/Painters camp, Karseong, Darjeeling sponsored by Bajoria Holding Group Private Ltd. Kolkata.
2006              India Sculptors Camp ( Bronze Casting) Sponsored by Gallery '88, Kolkata.
2006              India Sculptors Camp ( Stone carving ) Sponsored by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi and Dept. of Culture, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore
2006              Sculptores Camp ( Bronze Casting) organized by Artist Forum, Kolkata
2007              Sculptors Camp ( Bronze casting) at Jaipur organized by Sanskriti Art Gallery Kolkata.
2007              Painters Camp at Goa organized by Samanvai Art Gallery Jaipur.

  • Speaker - India International Cultural Center, New Delhi, Rotary International, New Delhi, and Meerat, Uttar Pradesh, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.
  • Lectures - Mont Clair State College, U.S.A. Virginia Common Wealth University, U.S.A.; District Columbia Art Center, Washington DC U.S.A.; Trinity College of art C.T. U.S.A, Senior Secondary School, Maryland, U.s.A.; Atelier, Alexandria, Egypt. Ministry of Culture, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lecture Demonstration - Visva Bharati Shantiniketan, Rabindra Bharati University, Lalit Kala Academy Regional Center, Calcutta,; Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.
Permanent Collections :
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi.
  • Triveni Kala Sangam New Delhi.
  • Govt. Museum of Modern Art, Chandigarh.
  • State Museum and architecture, Jaipur
  • College of Art , New Delhi.
  • All India Fine Arts & Craft Society, New Delhi.
  • Kashmir Academy of Art, Stringer.
  • India Gandhi International Air Port, New Delhi.
  • Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta.
Visit Abroad :
  • Paris, Italy, Scotland, England, U.S. A. Egypt, Dubai, Hungary.
  • Visited Mauritius as an expert for the monumental art project of Govt. of Mauritius and revisited the second time for supervision & Installation of the bronze and marble bust of Pt. Nehru Ji and poet Subramania Bharati respectively. Recent visit to Cambodia and Thailand. Berlin, Czechoslovakai, Vienna, Istanbul
Contribution for Social Causes :
  • Safari Hams Memorial trust, New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Relief Fund for flood in Bengal.
  • Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi.
  • Nominated Member of the General Assembly of the ICCR, New Delhi.

Membership :

  • Life member - All India Fine Arts and craft Society, New Delhi.
  • Member, Calcutta Sculptors Guild.
  • Life Member, Bengal Association, New Delhi.
  • President - " CREATIVE WAVE ", Calcutta
Member Of the Jury :
  • National Exhibition of Art, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, India.
  • India Railways, India.
  • All India Fine Arts and Craft Society ( AIFACS), New Delhi, India
  • State Academy, West Bengal, India
  • Academy Of Fine Art, Calcutta, India
  • Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, India.
  • Orissa State Academy, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, India.
  • M.S. University, Baroda, India.
  • Viswa Bharati, Shantiniketan, India
  • Ministry of Human Resources, New Delhi, India
  • State Level Exhibition, govt. of Nagaland, Kohima, India
  • State Exhibition, Manipur, Imphal, India
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