Artist Profile

Bithi Debgupta was trained by eminent artists and teachers of Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan. Since completing her art education in 1968, she has held a number of solo and group exhibitions in India and abroad and her works are in museums in Japan and U.S.A.

Bithi Debgupta’s style is typical of the Bengal School of Art - simple and soothing. Her work combines multiple pictorial styles built upon a foundation laid by her Shantiniketan schooling. In a recent series, she depicts the narrative of Chandalika – a drama by Rabindranath Tagore.

While living in Andhra Pradesh, she came into contact with Cheriyal folk art – a forgotten and dying art form from the Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh. Bithi incorporated the Cheriyal style into her work depicting stylistic mannerisms and varied renderings to define specific physiognomy and ornamentation. Her style and her use of bright colors imbibe a quality that echoes the Patachitras from Bengal and the bardic recitals of Andhra Pradesh.

Bithi Debgupta’s work was recently accepted by the Museum of International Folk Art (MOFIA), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Her watercolor painting was accepted and documented by the jury at the museum. The painting is now a part of MOFIA’s permanent collection.

She has just returned after participating in a successful exhibition of her latest paintings in Singapore.