1936-40 Studied at Govt. School of Art, Madras. 1949
Studied at Andre Lhotes School, Academy Grand Chaumier,
cole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris. 1954 Studied Art
Appreciation at cole du Louvre, Paris.
1950 Solo exhb. in Brussels. 1951 Group exhb. in London.
1953 Solo exhb. in Paris. 1961 Joint exhb. with Tyeb
Mehta. 1962 Solo exhb. in London. 1966 The Commonwealth
Arts Festival, London. 1966 Sao Paolo Beinnale, Brazil.
1966 Asahi Shimbun Exhb. of Art, Tokyo. 1972 Four Indian
Painters, Pittsburgh. 1978 Solo exhb. in Moscow. 1986
2nd Biennale, Cuba. 1986 Trends in Bengal Art, Commonwealth
Institute, London. 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.
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Lalit Kala
Akademi, New Delhi. Ministry of External affairs, Govt.
of India. Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Palam Airport,
New Delhi. The British Museum, London. Birla Academy
of Art and Culture, Kolkata. Punjab Museum, Chandigarh.
Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. Jehangir Nicholson Collection,
1969-70 French Fellowship for designing typeface. 1970-71
Awarded JDR 3rd Foundation Grant, USA. 1983, 84, 87
Fellow, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. 1985 Asian Paints
Award, Calcutta. 1989 Awarded Abanindra Puraskar, Govt.
of West Bengal. 1991 Awarded D. Litt, Burdwan University,
West Bengal. 1996 Kalidas Nag Award. 1997 The English
Speaking Union Outstanding Citizen Award. 1998 Hirachand
Dugar Award. 1998 Smt. Bijoya Chakraborty Smriti Puraskar,
Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta. 1999 Aban-Gagan
Puraskar, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. 2004 Lalit Kala
Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
Sens more recognizable works are his caricatures,
which reflect strong underlying socio-political issues,
and his female nude drawings. His drawings and paintings
are noted for their strong lines and bold, stylized
strokes. Although colour is an important aspect of his
paintings, it is the human figure, expressing a myriad
of emotions that dominates his art. A recurrent subject
in Sen`s works is his depiction of scenes from everyday
urban life. These activities are portrayed from a skeptical
and impassive perspective, which is trademark Sen. In
his career, Sen has worked in various media. From the
stylized to the capacious, expressionist figures, he
has traversed a long way. But there are continuities,
in that the drawing with bold, vigorous strokes, the
use of volume, figuration and sharp irony still remain
an integral part of his work.
Art Teacher, Daly College, Indore,
for ten years. 1956-79 Taught at Regional Institute
of Printing Technology, Jadavpur. Till 1976 Professor,
School of Printing Technology, Calcutta. 1981-82 Visiting
Professor and Artist in residence, Maryland University,