1887 - 24/04/1972




Artist Profile


He was born in Beliatore, Bankura District, West Bengal. ? 1921- 24 Began his First period of experimentation with the Santhal Dance. ? 1925 Began experimenting along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple, Calcutta.


1930-38 Diploma (Fine Arts), Govt. School of Art, Calcutta.


1929 Exhb., Govt. School of Art, Calcutta. ? 1937 First solo exhb., Samavaya Mansions, Calcutta. ? 1938 Exhb., British Indian Street, Calcutta. ? 1946 Exhb. inaugurated by E.M. Forest, Burlington Gallery, London. ? 1953 Exhb. in New York. ? 1980 Solo exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. ? 1982 Exhb., Academy of Fine Art, Calcutta. ? 1987 Centenary Exhb., National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ? 1987 Centenary Exhb., Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. ? 1988 Exhb., Academy of Fine Art, Calcutta. ? 1990 Centenary Exhb., Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay. ? 1991 Exhb., The Grand Patua, New Delhi. ? 1991 National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ? 1995 Exhb., Renaissance Gallery, Bangalore. ? 1995 From the Seeds to Flower - Jamini Roy and His Roots, Galerie Romain Roland, Alliance Fran?aise, New Delhi. ? 1995 Old Masters, Taj Palace Intercontinental, New Delhi. ? 1998 Exhb., The Simplicity of a Pioneer, Mumbai. ? 1998 Temper


Indian Museum, Calcutta. ? Parshant Tulsiyan, Calcutta. ? Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Calcutta. ? Prakash & Soumitra Kejriwal, Calcutta. ? National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ? Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. ? Kamal Morarka, Bombay. ? Abhishek Poddar, Bangalore. ? Victoria & Albert Museum, London. ? Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


1935 Awarded Viceroy?s Gold Medal. ? 1955 Awarded Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India. ? 1956 Elected Fellow, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. ? 1967 Awarded honorary D. Litt., Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta.


His art is associated specifically with Bengal modernism, replete with reference to the regions crafts and village arts, it also inhabits a crutial niche within the larger national arts spectrum. Fashioning a new `folk` style drawing on local art forms, it stands out in this period as a singular example of Indian Primitivism and the bearer of a new left cultural ideology.