19/04/1915 - 2005




Artist Profile


Born in Kharagpur, West Bengal. Keeper, Art Gallery, Indian Museum, Calcutta. Member, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London. Member, International Institution for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, London. Visited USSR, Mongolia, East Germany and Romania on Cultural Exchange Programme.


  • 1931 Studied painting under the guidance of Kshitindranath Majumdar and sculpture under Girdhari Maharana, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta.
  • 1938-39 Studied under Prof. R. Wlerickat, Acadmie de la Grande Chaumire and Atelier Victor Giovanelli, Paris.


  • 1938 Exhb., Grand Salon, Paris.
  • 1944, 46, 50, 52 Solo exhb., London.
  • 1944, 45, 54, 65, 70, 71 Solo exhb., New Delhi.
  • 1948-58 Exhb., Royal Academy of Art, London.
  • 1948-50 Exhb., Royal Society of British Artists, London.
  • 1950 Exhb., Galerie des Garet, France.
  • 1955-60 National Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1962 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
  • 1969 Solo exhb., Romania.
  • 1975 Retrospective, Calcutta.
  • 2004 Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Punjab Museum, Chandigarh.
  • Parliament House, New Delhi.
  • Central Museum, Lahore.
  • Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
  • Leningrad, St. Petersburg.
  • Lidice Museum, Czechoslovakia.
  • Ministry of Fine Arts, Bucharest.
  • Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata.


  • 1974 Awarded Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India.
  • 2004 Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


1935-37 School Teacher, West Bengal. 1940-42 Lecturer, Teachers Training Dept., Delhi Polytechnic. 1956 Principal, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. 1960-61 Learnt Art Conservation, Conversation Laboratory of Muse de Louvre and Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Paris.