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Paritosh Sen


Paritosh Sen (1918-2008) Paritosh Sen has a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai. In 1942, he moved to Calcutta, where he and a group of friends formed the Calcutta Group.  In 1949, he left for Paris to study further. Sen's more recognizable works are his caricatures, which reflect strong underlying socio-political shades, and his female nude drawings. His style of representation is influenced by his exposure to Western Modern art, and has traces of cubism.   



·  1949-54 Studied at Paris at Andre Lhote’s School, Academy Grand Chaumier, Ecole des Beaux Arts ( Mural Painting) and at Ecole des Louvre (History of painting), Paris

·  1936-40 Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

·  2008 ‘Paritosh at 88’, Project 88, Mumbai

·  2007 ‘Paritosh at 88’, Galerie 88, Mumbai

·  2002 ‘Retrospective’, Artworld, Chennai

·  2002 ‘Retrospective’, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai

·  2001 ‘Mini Retrospective Show’, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

·  1998 ‘Works on Paper’, Lakereen Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1992 ‘Acrylics as Water Colors’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi

·  1991 ‘Instant Images’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi

·  1989 ‘Self Portraits’, The Village Gallery, New Delhi

·  1973 Gallery Sanskriti, New Delhi

·  1967 Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

·  1965 Gallery Chemould, Kolkata

·  1962 London

·  1950 Brussels
Selected Group Exhibitions

·  2008 'Moderns', Royal Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan

·  2008 'Frame Figure Field: 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Indian Art', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi

·  2008 ‘Freedom 2008 – Sixty Years after Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

·  2008 'Tales, Reflection and Constructs', ITC Windsor, Bangalore

·  2007 ‘Colors of Art’, Presented by Galerie Sara Arakkal and Gallery Art Resource Trust at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2007 ’12 Artists’, Presented by Akar Prakar at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

·  1993 ‘Wounds’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata

·  1992 ‘Confluence ‘92’, Kolkata

·  1984 Four Indian Partners, Stockholm, Sweden

·  1972 Four Indian Partners, Pittsburgh, USA

·  1951 Calcutta Group – Progressive Art Group (PAG) Joint Exhibition, Kolkata

·  1944 First Calcutta Group Exhibition, Services Club, Kolkata

Honours and Awards

·  2004 Lalit Kala Ratna, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

·  1999 Aban Gagan Puruskar, Viswabharti University, Santiniketan

·  1998 Hirachand Dugar Award, Kolkata

·  1998 Smt. Bijoya Chakraborty Smriti Puraskar, Kolkata

·  1998 Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata

·  1997 Outstanding Citizen Award from The English Speaking Union

·  1996 Kalidas Nag Award

·  1995 West Bengal State Lalit Kala Prize for Achievement in Art

·  1991 Conferred Hony. Doctor of Literature, University of Burdwan, West Bengal

·  1986 Conferred Fellowship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi


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