Artist Profile


Born in Calcutta, West Bengal. Lives and works in Kolkata.


  • 1955-59 Diploma in Drawing and painting, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.


1957 Commemorative Exhb. 1957, First Indian Struggle for Independence, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta. 1961 Birth Centenary of Rabindranath Tagore, Calcutta. 1968 World Youth Festival, Prague. 1968, 71 1st and 2nd International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1970 Group exhb., Germany. 1970 Exhb. in aid of Menuhin School of Music, Royal Academy of Art, London. 1970 Paris Biennale, Paris. 1972 25 Years of Indian Art, New Delhi. 1975 International Festival of Arts, Cagnes-sur-Mer. 1975 International Festival of Paintings, France. 1975 Contemporary Indian Painting, Germany. 1978, 80 Modern Asian Art, Glenbarra Art Museum, Hemeji. 1980 Contemporary Art of India, Japan. 1980 Indian Painting Today, Bombay. 1982 Modern Indian Painting, organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Hirschorn Museum, Washington DC. 1982 Contemporary Indian Art, Festival of India, Royal Academy of Arts, London. 1982, 86 Indesche Kunst Heute, Darmstadt. 1986 Visions,


Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. Chandigarh Museum, Chandigarh. Glenbarra Art Museum, Hemeji. Chester and Davida Herwtiz Collection, USA. Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. The Times of India Group, Kolkata. Ananda Bazar Group, Kolkata. RPG Enterprises. Gallerie Surya, Freinsheim.


1955 Award, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. 1956 Award, Calcutta Art Society, Calcutta. 1957 Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta. 1973 Award, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. 1978 Artist of the Year, Sangeet Shyamala, Calcutta. 1985 Awarded Shiromani Puraskar, Calcutta.


Experimented with various media. His works are mainly in small format, yet possesses remarkable intensity, he has settled for a self-innovated form of tempera, whilst using pen, ink and watercolour.