Artist Profile


He was born in Calcutta. Lives and works in Kolkata.


  • 1965 Graduated from the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta with a First Class in Fine Art.
  • Studied modern method of printmaking (Graphics), Atelier 17, Paris, under S.W. Hayter and Krishna Reddy.
  • Also studied Art-monumental (fresco), cole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris under Prof. Bertholle.


  • Held 24 solo exhb. in Paris, Norway, Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Participated in major graphic art exhb. in India and abroad.
  • National exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Exhb., All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
  • Indian Printmaking Today and Indian Drawing Today, organised by Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1986 Participated in the 6th Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1970, 71 Salon de Mai-Paris Salon de Grabado-Madrid, Cagne-sur-mer, Jeune Gravure Contemporaire, Paris.
  • Biennale of Prints, Seoul and Ljublijana.
  • Also participated in many other group shows in India and in Spain, Germany, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, USA and Norway.
  • 2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • Art Camps:
  • 1984 Prof. Paul Lingreens Printmaking workshop, Calcutta.
  • 1990 Multi-media Camp, Simla, organized by Central Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1992 Conflu


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Museum of Art, Chandigarh.
  • Central Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • College of Art, New Delhi.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Hyderabad.
  • Taj Group of Hotels, Mumbai.
  • Air India, Mumbai.
  • Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
  • Museo Espanol de Arte, Contemporanew, Madrid.
  • Museum of Modern Art, Argentine.
  • Lille Hammer Victoria Hotel, Oslo.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1970 Awarded in the XIth Salon International of Paris-sud, Juvisy.
  • 1969-71 Awarded French Govt. Scholarship for higher studies in Paris.
  • 1971 Fellowship, Royal Norwegian Government to do research in Graphics at Atelier Nord, Oslo.
  • 1972 Awarded at the Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 1972, 73 Award, AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1975 UNESCO Fellowship, for higher studies in Television Graphics at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Montreal.
  • Awarded Senior Fellowship in Visual Art from the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, for a period of 2 years.
  • 1977 Award, Hyderabad Arts Society, Hyderabad.


Tapan Ghosh`s works capture the playfulness of formal elements, with line and colour chasing each other, disappearing and showing up unexpectedly to take the viewer by surprise. He doesnt only simply capture descriptions of the tangible world but enjoys the inventiveness of form making through playful deliberations, exploring the layering process, using instinctive control, often guided by the elements themselves.