Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta (Studied
under Abanindranath Tagore). Learnt Life Drawing and
Potraiture under Signor Boiess. Learnt Modelling in
the studio of Hiranmoy Roychowdhury.
1933-34 First solo show, Calcutta. 1989 Retrospective,
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. 2003 Manifestations,
organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center,
Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2004 Manifestations
II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery,
Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi. 2005 Manifestations
III, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Nehru Center, Mumbai
and Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi. Madras Museum, Madras, National
Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Srichitralayam and
Jagmohan Palace Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad. Travancore
Art Gallery, Kerala. Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
1958 Awarded by the Member of the British Empire. Awarded
Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India. 1968 Awarded honorary
D. Litt., Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta.
He was basically a realistic artist, well known for
his monumental sculptures installed in the public spaces.
He was also a painter of highest mark. Painted in the
technique of the Bengal School.
1928 Vice-Principal, Govt, College of Arts and Crafts,
Madras. 1929-57 Principal, Govt, College of Arts and
Crafts, Madras. 1st Principal of the Govt, College of
Arts and Crafts, Madras. Before he took over, there
were only idol making craftsmen engaged in making artifacts
with traditional designs for the foreign rulers.