- Studied at Kala Bhavan under Nandalal Bose, Santiniketan.
- 1993 Restrospective of his works, Birla Academy
of Art and Culture, Calcutta.
- Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Lyrical and romantic, his work is typical of the Bengal
School and reminiscent of Nandalal Bose who was his
mentor. He is inspired by the simplicity and uncomplicated
lives of the rustics. His canvases have a radiant innocence
that is strongly reminiscent of an earlier era when
life had a dignity and graciousness. A very distinct
characteristic of Bandopadhyay`s work is the recurrent
use of a palette that comprises principally of reds,
browns, greens and whites. For almost four decades,
he has consistently employed the same colours. Mythology
is his favourite subject. He has painted the ancient
and rich cultural heritage of his country, numerous
Gods and Goddesses and fascinating tales that abound
in the literature of India. This strong bias towards
religious subjects is in part attributed to his upbringing.
Not that he lives completely in the past and is unobservant
of modern day life. In fact, all his canvases are firmly
rooted in contemporary style and technique.